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Food, in all its glory

Tomorrow the 6X6 Centre for Photography in Limassol will give us a chance to view food, the making of food, the preparation behind it and the art of presenting food in a very pink-coloured light during the opening of the Pink Lady Food Photography of the Year Awards exhibition at 7.30pm.

Pink Lady Food Photography of the Year is a celebration of food photography and film from around the world. The exhibition will showcase images from the world’s leading awards in this particular field, which recognise the art and diversity of food photography. This is the first travelling tour of the exhibition following the recent awards ceremony, which was held in London on April 26.

The competition is made up of 20 wide-ranging categories, covering the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society. From styled food for magazines to images of families eating together in celebration of religious festivals, from portraying the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting. The awards were open to all, and included submissions from both professional and amateur photographers, as well as people from different age groups.

Since 2011 – when the awards began – more than 30,000 images have been submitted from across the world and almost 500,000 people have visited the awards website. This year, over 7000 images and films were entered from 60 countries, including Australia, America, India and a number of countries in Europe.
This year the winning photograph – worthy of a £5000 prize – was entitled Flour Frenzy and was taken by British photographer Mark Benham, showing an image of a baker having fun with flour while making bread.

The award was presented by the Managing Director of Pink Lady in Britain, Andy Macdonald, who commented that this is only the second time in five years that there has been a British winner.

UK-based photographer Susan Bell was honoured to win the Production Paradise Food off the Press category with her image of salmon on a chopping board, entitled Salmon Still Life.

The exhibition in Limassol, which will run until May 31, will showcase the winning pictures from each category along with the winning short films and other finalist images, most of which will be available for sale.

The founder of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, Caroline Kenyon, will be present at the opening of the exhibition.

And for those of you who are camera-happy, the centre for photography will also be hosting a hands-on food photography workshop on May 21.

The workshop will be led by one of the leading food photographers in Greece, Theodosis Georgiadis. Being an excellent cook himself, Georgiadis is well aware of the many subtle ways of transforming a simple dish into a masterpiece.

Renowned companies from the food and beverage industry have trusted his unique flair for capturing and depicting their new packaging, posters, leaflets and promotional material.

The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm, and there is a limited number of spaces so, if you are interested, send an email to [email protected] or call 25-354810.

Pink Lady Food Photography of the Year Awards 2016
Group exhibition. Opens May 13 at 7.30pm until May 31. 6X6 Centre for Photography. 19 Ipeirou Street, Limassol. Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Tel: 25-354810. Email: [email protected]

Food Photography Workshop
Food photography workshop with Theodosis Georgiadis. May 21. 6X6 Centre for Photography. 19 Ipeirou Street, Limassol. 10am-4pm. Tel: 25-354810. Email: [email protected]

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