We regard our judges as at the heart of the prestige and integrity of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year.
We have been honoured over the years that so many great and illustrious international names have given their support, time and expertise, from legendary chef Ferran Adria to one of the world’s greatest living photographers, Martin Parr.
Our judges range from photographers and magazine editors, to creative directors and film directors, to food retailers and chefs. All of them touch food and photography in their professional life and have many years, even decades, of experience. Each year, the panel is carefully crafted to maintain this incredible wealth of knowledge and experience.
Browse through our online Finalist and Commended galleries to enjoy the stunning, vibrant results this richness and diversity of expertise produces.
David Loftus is our Chair of Judges.
Group Editor, Time Inc., Amateur Photographer, What Digital Camera, Photo Technique
Editor, Camera Magazine Australia
Family Ambassador, Viňa Errazuriz and Viňa Seňa
Former Chair of The American Society of Media Photographers
FRGS, Photographer, Board member HIPA
Director Food and Home, Harrods
Freelance Creative Director
Award-winning Cookbook Author, Culinary Tutor & Food Photographer, New Zealand
Chairman of Tipa, the global association of 29 photography magazines and publisher of ProfiFoto.
Art Editor, Decanter Magazine
Chef and Owner, Borago restaurant
British Photography, The Hyman Collection
Photographer and Founder, Fool Magazine
Food editor and Stylist for SARIE KOS magazine, cookbook author and TV presenter
Creative Director, Pavilion Books
Chair of Judges. One of the world's leading food photographers, known for his work with Jamie Oliver
CEO, Food and Wine Victoria
Chair Emeritus, James Beard Foundation
Picture Editor, Financial Times Weekend Magazine
Food and Wine Communicator, TV Chef, Author
Director of Marketing, InterContinental London Park Lane
Chair Emeritus, Visual Journalism at the International Center of Photography, NYC
Filmmaker, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert
President of the Guild of Food Writers
Award Winning Royal Family Photographer, Founder of Studio_M and Ocean Culture Life. Inspired by life.
Managing Director, One Vision Imaging Limited
Director of Education, The RPS
Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media
Wine and food writer, presenter and author
Head, Photography Unit, Communications Division, World Food Programme
M&S Head of Food Content, Social, Editorial & Art Buying
Director, Rogue Films
Marketing Director, Champagne Taittinger
Secretary General, HIPA
Owner of Books for Cooks, Notting Hill, London, the shop internationally renowned for its vast and diverse collection of cookery books
Commissioning Editor, WePresent
Founder and CEO, ProductionParadise.com
Art Director, Octopus Publishing
Communications Manager, Winterbotham Darby
Head of Creative Strategy, The Fat Duck Group and TV producer