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World’s best phone food photos raise funds for Action Against Hunger

Howard Lake | 25 April 2017 | News

The winners of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 were announced this evening at a reception at the Mall Galleries in London.
One category in the awards, the Food Sn-Apping category, generates a donation to Action Against Hunger, partner charity to the awards. For every image entered in the category £2 is donated to the charity, which has a track record of fundraising from restaurants and food businesses.
UK photographer Laura Cook won the top prize in the Food Sn-Apping category, which is supported by Aspire Photography Training. It recognises the best images taken on mobile phones. Her shot Waiting for Stew took the prize. “This picture is so touching. Taken in Cameroon it shows a pot of stew and the children waiting to eat it,” said the judges.
The awards received a total of 8,400 entries from around the world.
The presentation was compered by chair of the judges, journalist and food critic, Jay Rayner. The judges were David Loftus, (Jamie Oliver’s photographer); chef Gary Rhodes; Emily Luchetti, Chair, James Beard Foundation, NYC; and Nik Powell, Director, National Film & Television School.

The awards were attended by more than 400 people at the reception sponsored by Champagne Taittinger, itself a supporter of Action Against Hunger). The event was attended by guests and photographers from around the world, including from USA, Bangladesh, Italy and more.
Now in its sixth year, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is “the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film”.
WATCH: learn more about the photo and the woman who cooked the stew from Laura Cook