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 chefs Alice Waters, Yotam Ottolenghi, Antonio Carluccio, Ferran Adria and Michel Roux Jr to Pat Llewellyn, the producer who discovered Jamie Oliver and changed the face of film and food across the world. From Emily Luchetti, Chair Emeritus, the James Beard Foundation, NYC, to Chris Beetles whose gallery Beetles & Huxley has showcased the world’s most eminent names of photography - and many more.
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.
FlakPhoto Projects Curator and Director
Curator and Writer
Chairman, Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
Family Ambassador, Viňa Errazuriz and Viňa Seňa
Group Head of Marketing, Coregeo
Freelance Creative Director
Award-winning Cookbook Author, Culinary Tutor & Food Photographer, New Zealand
Director, The Garage
Art Editor, Decanter Magazine
Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton. Photo ©Anton Corbijn
British Photography, The Hyman Collection
Founder Alison Jacques Gallery
Michelin Star Chef & Managing Director, R.HAAN Restaurant
Photographer and Founder, Fool Magazine
Photo-ethnographer, Writer and Historian
Food editor and Stylist for SARIE KOS magazine, cookbook author and TV presenter
Publisher, Pavilion Books
Founder Partner, Spayne Lindsay & Co. LLP
Chair of Judges. One of the world's leading food photographers, known for his work with Jamie Oliver
Picture Editor, Financial Times Weekend Magazine
Food and Wine Communicator, TV Chef, Author
Filmmaker, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert
President of the Guild of Food Writers
Co-Founder & Director at Camera Jabber, Founder of SheClicks
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
Cookbook author, Photographer, Columnist at San Francisco Chronicle, Food Writer at Serious Eats
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
Photographer and Communicator
Marketing Director, Champagne Taittinger
Secretary General, HIPA
Founder and CEO, ProductionParadise.com
Art Director, Octopus Publishing
Communications Manager, Winterbotham Darby