Features - May 17, 2023

Bahrain-Based Photographer Wins Big at the Pink Lady Food Photography Awards!


From sumptuous feasts to simple ingredients, food photography captures the essence of our relationship with what we eat and how we enjoy it. One of the most prestigious awards in food photography, the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, celebrates the art and craft of food photography and film.

With thousands of entries from over 65 countries across the world, the competition showcases the diverse and beautiful ways in which food impacts our lives.

Jonathan George

Bahrain-based photographer Jonathan George showcased his exceptional talent in the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2023. His photographs wowed the judges, earning him the third place in the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (The Gulf) category with his captivating shot, ‘The fishy affair.’ In addition, he received a highly commended honour for his beautifully crafted ‘I ‘Kale’ for you’ photograph, which exhibited his eye for texture and colour.

John Enoch

The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2023 has announced its winners, and UK photographer Jon Enoch has taken home the overall prize for his intensely powerful portrait, The Candy Man. The photograph, taken in the streets of western Mumbai, captures one of the city’s many candy-floss sellers who use unique ways to display their candy goods in the hope of attracting a buyer.

Enoch’s photograph stood out amidst thousands of entries, and it was praised by the judging panel for its striking composition and emotional weight. The Candy Man is a testament to the centrality of food in every culture and the impact it has on people’s lives.

The winners of the 36 categories were announced by acclaimed chef, author, and television presenter Nadiya Hussain MBE, in an exciting Awards ceremony at BAFTA in London. The ceremony was also live-streamed on the competition’s YouTube channel.

This year’s global judging panel included legendary food photographer David Loftus, Juzer Rupawala, Director of Lulu Egypt and Bahrain, Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at Guardian News & Media, Chef Ian Kittichai, Restaurateur, Author & TV Host, Ella Ravilious, Curator at The V&A Museum, and Nik Sharma, Cookbook author, Photographer, and Columnist.

Discover the exquisite works of the 2023 Finalists at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, one of the world’s oldest photographic societies. The exhibition will be open from Saturday 20th May to Sunday 11th June.

For a complete collection of the 2023 finalists, head over to their website.

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