Taste, by Chinese photographer Li Huaifeng, has won the overall prize in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021 competition.
The winning image, taken in Licheng, Shanxi, shows a young family sharing in the joy of preparing food. “This picture is technically outstanding in its use of light and composition, but what raises it to the level of historic importance is the depth of its storytelling and emotion, says Caroline Kenyon, Director/Founder of the awards.
“It tells of a year of isolation and living indoors, living in tiny communities and of immediate family.”
Almost 10,500 entries were submitted from over 70 countries for this year’s contest, which celebrates its 10th anniversary. A new category has been introduced in memory of Claire Aho, Finland’s greatest woman photographer. The first winner of the Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers is Marina Spironetti with her portrait Female Butchers of Panzano – Martina (below).
The Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to the World Food Programme. “Their use of photography to explain their work in places of danger and deprivation around the world is extraordinary,” Caroline added.
Winners will be shown at the RPS in Bristol from 20 November – 12 December 2021 and you can enjoy them at www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com in the meantime.