Judges 2023

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 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.

Tasneem Alsultan

Tasneem Alsultan

Investigative and National Geographic Photographer

Jussi Brofeldt

Jussi Brofeldt

Chairman, Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

Magui Chadwick

Magui Chadwick

Family Ambassador, Viňa Errazuriz and Viňa Seňa

Christina Force

Christina Force

Photo Consultant, Speaker & Folio Editor

Liz Galbraith

Liz Galbraith

Freelance Creative Director

Steve Giralt

Steve Giralt

Director, The Garage

Patrick Grabham

Patrick Grabham

Art Editor, Decanter Magazine

Francis Hodgson

Francis Hodgson

Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton. Photo ©Anton Corbijn

Ian Howorth

Ian Howorth

Senior Content Producer and Photographer, MPB

Claire Hyman

Claire Hyman

British Photography, The Hyman Collection

Ian Kittichai

Ian Kittichai

Chef, Restaurateur, Author and Television Host

Oriana Koren

Oriana Koren

Photo-ethnographer, Writer and Historian

Herman Lensing

Herman Lensing

Food editor and Stylist for SARIE KOS magazine, cookbook author and TV presenter

Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis

Publisher, Pavilion Books

David Loftus

David Loftus

Chair of Judges. One of the world's leading food photographers, known for his work with Jamie Oliver

Sophia Loghi

Sophia Loghi

Wine Writer and Communicator

Daren Mazzucca

Daren Mazzucca

Vice President and Global Publisher, Lifestyle Magazines, Meredith Corporation

George Motz

George Motz

Filmmaker, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert

Orlando Murrin

Orlando Murrin

President of the Guild of Food Writers

Angela Nicholson

Angela Nicholson

Co-Founder & Director at Camera Jabber, Founder of SheClicks

Krishna Madhavan Pillai

Krishna Madhavan Pillai

Chief Editor, Better Photography Magazine

Derek Poulston

Derek Poulston

Managing Director, One Vision Imaging Limited

Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

Director of Education, The RPS

Phillip Prodger

Phillip Prodger

Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions, LA and former Head of Photographs, the National Portrait Gallery, London

Ella Ravilious

Ella Ravilious

Curator, The Victoria and Albert Museum

Claire Rees

Claire Rees

BAFTA Photography Director

NA Risong

NA Risong

Art Director and Curator of Inter Art Center Gallery, Beijing

Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma

Cookbook author, Photographer, Columnist at San Francisco Chronicle, Food Writer at Serious Eats

Lynn Shaw

Lynn Shaw

Senior Marketing Manager – Pink Lady®

Fiona Shields

Fiona Shields

Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media

Joanna Simon

Joanna Simon

Wine and food writer, presenter and author

Rein Skullerud

Rein Skullerud

Head, Photography Unit, Communications Division, World Food Programme

Emma Sleight

Emma Sleight

M&S Head of Food Content, Social, Editorial & Art Buying

Vitalie Taittinger

Vitalie Taittinger

President, Champagne Taittinger

H.E. Ali Bin Thalith

H.E. Ali Bin Thalith

Secretary General, HIPA

Andreas von Estorff

Andreas von Estorff

Founder and CEO, ProductionParadise.com

Yasia Williams

Yasia Williams

Art Director, Octopus Publishing

Simone Zanoni

Simone Zanoni

Restaurant Le George, Four Seasons Paris

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