Judges 2024

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.

Ruth Alexander

Ruth Alexander

Presenter, The Food Chain

Tom Athron

Tom Athron

CEO, Fortnum & Mason

Daniel Bee

Daniel Bee

Publicist and Brand Consultant

Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc

Chef Patron, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Jussi Brofeldt

Jussi Brofeldt

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

Pepa Chadwick

Pepa Chadwick

Viña Errazuriz Family Ambassador

Craig Chester

Craig Chester

Head of Commercial Development, Apple & Pear Australia Ltd

Sophie Collins

Sophie Collins

Chief Marketing Officer, MPB

Arthur Dayras

Arthur Dayras

Head of Marketing - Editor, The Eye of Photography

Catherine Delaloye

Catherine Delaloye

Managing Director, ProductionParadise.com

Christina Force

Christina Force

Photo Consultant, Speaker & Folio Editor

Liz Galbraith

Liz Galbraith

Freelance Creative Director

Patrick Grabham

Patrick Grabham

Art Editor, Decanter Magazine

Scott Goodfellow

Scott Goodfellow

Joint Managing Director, Tiptree

Juan Gutierrez

Juan Gutierrez

Executive Pastry Chef

Jean-Michel Grand

Jean-Michel Grand

Executive Director of Action Against Hunger UK

Sal Henley

Sal Henley

Food Stylist & Consultant

Simon Hill HonFRPS

Simon Hill HonFRPS

President, Royal Photographic Society

Carrie Hollis-Patel

Carrie Hollis-Patel

Head of unearthed®

Claire Hyman

Claire Hyman

British Photography, The Hyman Collection

Asma Khan

Asma Khan

Presenter, Chef’s Table, Cookbook Author and Founder, Darjeeling Express

Ian Kittichai

Ian Kittichai

Chef, Restaurateur, Author and Television Host

Herman Lensing

Herman Lensing

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

Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis

Freelance Creative Director

David Loftus

David Loftus

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

Sophia Longhi

Sophia Longhi

Wine Writer and Communicator

Daren Mazzucca

Daren Mazzucca

SVP Group Publisher, Better Homes & Gardens, part of the DotDash Meredith Publishing Family

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

Derek Poulston

Derek Poulston

Managing Director, Hotel Art Group, Arena Imaging, 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

Claire Rees

Claire Rees

BAFTA Photography Director

Clare Reichenbach

Clare Reichenbach

Chief Executive Officer, The James Beard Foundation

Rich Robinson

Rich Robinson

Head of Creative, M&S Food

Lorena Salinas

Lorena Salinas

Chef, Blogger and Food Photographer

Dave Samuels

Dave Samuels

Brand Manager EMEA, SAKATA Vegetables Europe S.A.S.

Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma

Multi-award winning Cookbook Author and Photographer, Chef and Molecular Biologist, Columnist

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

Senior Photographer and Photo Editor, United Nations World Food Programme

Emma Sleight

Emma Sleight

Head of Content at 50 Best

Vitalie Taittinger

Vitalie Taittinger

President, Champagne Taittinger

Mick Watson

Mick Watson

Head of Global Content Marketing at MPB

Yasia Williams

Yasia Williams

Art Director, Octopus Publishing

Tracey & David Zabar

Tracey & David Zabar

Zabar's & Co.

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