Premiering Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Tenth Year – The Royal Photographic Society

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year will be premiering its tenth anniversary exhibition at the Royal Photographic Society, one of the oldest photographic society in the world (patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge).The RPS is an international charitable organisation dedicated to increasing the knowledge and understanding of photography and film, supporting photographers, and inspiring public engagement. 


‘It is a huge honour for us to be invited to hold our tenth anniversary exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society, with its extraordinary heritage and place in the world history of photography.’ says Caroline Kenyon, Founder/Director of the Awards.

The exhibition will be held at the RPS in Bristol from 20th November to 12th December 2021. With over 20 categories, ranging from the Politics of Food to Food Portraiture, the images from the Awards capture the great sweep of stories and cultures in the world of food and we are so excited to showcase the incredible photography of our finalists.

‘The RPS is excited to present the visual feast that will be the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2021 exhibition at its new gallery space in Bristol and are proud to be the first venue to host the finalist work outside London.’ said Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director of Education and Public Affairs of The Royal Photographic Society, ‘This showcase of the world's best food photography is sure to satisfy the city's ardent foodies and the wider public.’



Student Food Photographer of the Year


Our Student Food Photographer of the Year category is also supported by the Royal Photographic Society. This category celebrates up-and-coming talent in food photography. We asked Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director of Education and Public Affairs of The Royal Photographic Society, and long standing judge, to choose his favourite image from the previous finalists of the Student Food Photographer of the Year category.

Here's what he chose and why...



"From recent Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year editions, Chloe Dann’s The Carnal Supper stands out for me. Her work is engaging, direct, visceral, and challenging as student work should be. It reminds us of mankind’s disparate relationship with food and that gluttony is one of the deadly sins. At the same time her image is beautifully constructed with great lighting, and full of meaning, like the laden table from an old master painting."

The winner and two runners up of the Student Food Photographer of the Year category will receive an RPS Membership, worth £55. The winning student will have their work and an interview published in the award-winning RPS Journal. In addition, the winner of the Student Food Photographer of the Year category will have the unique opportunity to have a 90 minute one-to-one (preferably in person, otherwise by Skype) with Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor, Zoe Whishaw.




Bristol – Inspiring Food Photography


‘As home to the Royal Photographic Society, and an amazing creative community, Bristol is the perfect home for this event, not least because it is another opportunity to turn the spotlight on our incredible local food and drink, the majority of which have had such a challenging year.’ said Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism, Visit Bristol, ‘This is a great opportunity to welcome back visitors to the city and attract new ones, and celebrate the best in food photography.’


Throughout the ten years of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, we have been honoured to have received entries across every corner of, not only the UK, but the globe. We wanted to look back at the incredible shortlisted and finalist entries from Bristol itself.


Jason Ingram
Food in the Field, Highly Commended
Goodmans Geese 


Jason Ingram
On the Phone, 2nd
Vegetable Plot


Jason Ingram
Pink Lady Apple a Day, 3rd
Crab Apple Jelly 


William Lindsay- Perez
Young 11-14, 2nd
Mackerel on Ice

Sophia Ng
Young 11-14, Shortlisted


Grant Scott
On the Phone, Shortlisted
Autumn Apples


Anne Gorringe
On the Phone, Shortlisted
Bird's Eye View


Stefan Henney
Young 11-14, 3rd


Rob Wicks
Bring Home the Harvest, Shortlisted
The Market Gardener


William Lindsay-Perez
Young 15-17, 3rd
Sunday Morning Blues


With over 20 categories to dive into, why not inspire your creativity? To learn more tips and tricks, or to gain useful insight into the competition please visit our blogs section.

Inspire yourself and be immersed in the breath-taking photos of our previous winners, please visit our finalists' gallery.

Entries open until 7 February! Why not register your interest.

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