Oxford Cultural Collective logo

Donald Sloan

Chair, The Oxford Cultural Collective

Overall winner: After Exodus. KM Asad. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

World’s Best Food Photo Served Up

April 28th 2020

 

A powerful and emotional shot, After Exodus, by Bangladeshi photographer KM Asad, is the overall winner of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020, the world’s leading celebration of food photography and film.

The photograph was taken in the vast Rohingya refugee camp which counts as home for over one million people in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Poignantly, the camp has just been placed in lockdown in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

This moving image really speaks to our times,” says Caroline Kenyon, Founder/Director of the Awards. “The world is in the grip of Covid19 and normal life, whatever that may be, has stopped for all of us. These Rohingya refugee children remind us of the fragility of life, that our need for food for survival connects us all around the world. We are all the same.”

On this year’s entries, Phil Turnbull, CEO of APAL (parent company of Pink Lady®) commented:The standard was exceptional. There were nearly 9000 entries from over 70 countries – this competition inspires across the world. It is a truly global coming together of talent.

Chair of the Judges was the internationally-renowned food photographer David Loftus. This year his panel included Chris Dee, Director, Food & Home, Harrods; Per-Anders Jorgensen, Photographer and Founder, Fool Magazine; Josh Lustig, Picture Editor, Financial Times Weekend Magazine; Vitalie Taittinger, President, Champagne Taittinger; Rein Skullerud, Head, Photography Unit, Communications Division, World Food Programme.

 

A selection of the category winners:

 

Just Desserts. Thomas Alexander. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

A Langhe Winter. Thomas Hyland. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Making Together. KM Asad. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Fishes of Hilza. Azim Khan. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Lost in the Market. Jeyabol Hoque. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Vegetable Stall. Zay Yar Lin. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

A Ugandan Feast. Jason Wain. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Believers Sharing. Sangjun Lee. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Apples. Scarlett Blanch. Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2020

 

Socialise with us