Friday, 28 March 2014

Commended in Food Photographer of the Year 2014

Jason Wain Photography

Following a 70% increase in the number of entries in 2013, 6,000 food-related photographs were entered in the 2014 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. As of today (28/03), Pink Lady has revealed a shortlisted gallery of the top 400 images ahead of the announcement of the eventual winners and finalists.

The huge number of entries has been whittled down by a panel of judges including David Loftus, Yotam Ottolenghi, Simon Bainbridge (editor of the British Journal of Photography) and more. Whilst we don't know who the overall winner is yet, we do know that they will receive a cheque for £5,000 and we do know that – sadly – I won't be the one receiving it.

However, I am pleased to say that one of my photographs, below, made it into the final 400 images of the submitted 6,000. Entered in the 'Politics of Food' category, it was taken at the Gilgal Ministries Trust orphanage in Tamil Nadu, India, during my recent travels there in December last year.

Jason Wain Photography

The orphans live a tough life that consists of an 05:00 wake-up and a bed time of 22:00. They have very little in the way of clothes and material possessions, and their diet is largely limited to rice with a sauce, chutney or dhal. Here, a visitor had given the children a rare treat of ice cream and an apple for pudding. Naturally, the first thing they want to do is share it with you.

Jason Wain Photography

Another photograph I submitted to the competition of the kitchen at the same orphanage. Health and Safety would have a field day here.

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