PINK LADY ® FOOD PHO­TOG­RA­PHER OF THE YEAR 2017

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NOW IN ITS SIXTH YEAR, THE PINK LADY FOOD PHO­TOG­RA­PHER OF THE YEAR COM­PE­TI­TION AT­TRACTED OVER 8000 EN­TRIES FROM 60 COUN­TRIES, GIV­ING THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL JUDG­ING PANEL PLENTY TO CHEW ON.

Bangladesh-based pho­tog­ra­pher Shoeb Faruquee is the over­all win­ner of Pink Lady Food Pho­tog­ra­pher Of The Year for 2017. At an awards cer­e­mony in Lon­don Shoeb was pre­sented with a cheque for £5000 by Andy Macdon­ald, who heads up Pink Lady in the UK.

Shoeb won the Food For Cel­e­bra­tion cat­e­gory – which is spon­sored by Cham­pagne Tait­tinger – and then went on to scoop the over­all crown for his stun­ning im­age titled Food For God.

“The com­pe­ti­tion was fiercer than ever,” says Andy Macdon­ald. “There were over 8400 im­ages en­tered from over 60 coun­tries and the stan­dard was phe­nom­e­nal. Shoeb’s shot stood out from the rest in its cat­e­gory, how­ever, for the way in which he made the sub­ject mat­ter – cook­ing for the break­ing of a re­li­gious fast – both in­cred­i­bly strik­ing and at­mo­spheric.”

The Pink Lady Food Pho­tog­ra­pher Of The Year com­pe­ti­tion is the world’s lead­ing cel­e­bra­tion of the art of food pho­tog­ra­phy and film. In its sixth year, al­most 40,000 en­tries have been sub­mit­ted since its in­cep­tion.

This year’s judges in­cluded Vi­talie Tait­tinger who is the mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor of Cham­pagne Tait­tinger; David Lof­tus, Jamie Oliver’s pho­tog­ra­pher; celebrity chef Gary Rhodes; Emily Luchetti who is of the James Beard Foun­da­tion in New York; and Nik Pow­ell, di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Film & Tele­vi­sion School. David Lof­tus the re­cip­i­ent of the Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award for 2017.

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