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.
Presenter, The Food Chain
Chairman, Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
Family Ambassador, Viňa Errazuriz and Viňa Seňa
Photo Consultant, Speaker & Folio Editor
Freelance Creative Director
Director, The Garage
Art Editor, Decanter Magazine
Food Stylist & Consultant
Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton. Photo ©Anton Corbijn
Head of unearthed®
Senior Content Producer and Photographer, MPB
British Photography, The Hyman Collection
Chef, Restaurateur, Author and Television Host
Photo-ethnographer, Writer and Historian
Food editor and Stylist for SARIE KOS magazine, cookbook author and TV presenter
Publisher, Pavilion Books
Chair of Judges. One of the world's leading food photographers, known for his work with Jamie Oliver
Wine Writer and Communicator
Filmmaker, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert
President of the Guild of Food Writers
Co-Founder & Director at Camera Jabber, Founder of SheClicks
Chief Editor, Better Photography Magazine
Managing Director, One Vision Imaging Limited
Director of Education, The RPS
Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions, LA and former Head of Photographs, the National Portrait Gallery, London
Curator, The Victoria and Albert Museum
BAFTA Photography Director
Art Director and Curator of Inter Art Center Gallery, Beijing
Chef, Blogger and Food Photographer
Cookbook author, Photographer, Columnist at San Francisco Chronicle, Food Writer at Serious Eats
Senior Marketing Manager – Pink Lady®
Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media
Wine and food writer, presenter and author
Senior Photographer and Photo Editor, United Nations World Food Programme
M&S Head of Food Content, Social, Editorial & Art Buying
President, Champagne Taittinger
Founder and CEO, ProductionParadise.com
Art Director, Octopus Publishing
Zabar's & Co.