Winners of Young: 11-14 | Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021


Here are the enchanting images submitted in the Young: 11-14 category of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2021:

Founded in 2011 by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company, the contest celebrates the best in food photography and film today. There are 30 unique categories that cover a range of depictions of food in society. The entries are then judged by experts—photographers, magazine editors, creative directors, film directors, food retailers, and chefs. This year, the esteemed panel of jurors included David Loftus, the Chair of Judges, Nicola Galloway, Jussi Brofeldt, and Francis Hodgson, among others. The title winner receives a cash prize of 5000 GBP.

First Winner: Indigo Larmour, India

Photograph/Indigo Larmour

Odisha Tribal Markets: I have lived in India for three years and been fortunate enough to visit many parts of the country and shop in the local markets. The tribal bazaars in Odisha are some of the most colourful in all of India. Different tribal areas hold markets on various days of the week, and there’s always something new to experience. Vendors commonly sit on the ground and spread their wares out in front of them. The traditional clothing of Odisha is bright and colourful, with decorative borders. Women wear sarees but draped in regional style, while the older women wear them around the shoulders, without a blouse underneath. The people of this region are notoriously shy but also curious and welcoming. Photographing in this part of India can be difficult, so I always try to be friendly and respectful. We often buy our food from people before I even take out my camera. Being a child is sometimes helpful in this situation, and I usually show people the pictures I’ve shot. This image was more spontaneous, but I had been chatting with the ladies in the street before I captured it.

Second Winner: Natalia Vorontsova, Russia

Photograph/Natalia Vorontsova

Catch: I took this photo in a suburb of Kazan, Sviyazhsk, at the most common tourist fair when I noticed this stall where they had hung up dried fish for sale. When my mother saw this, she said it would be better to photograph prettier subjects such as landscapes. But there are already a million images of the landscapes, while only one image of this Kazan dried fish.

Third Winner: Charlize Oranje, the Netherlands

Photorgaph/Charlize Oranje

Bite Into: It is an image that shows the irresistible quality of the cupcake and my desire to capture its beauty. I wanted to recreate the emotion I felt as I bit into its deliciousness, leaving the viewer wondering if it was my lips that were as pink as the frosting or if it was the frosting that turned my lips pink.

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