Best Food Photography Editorial 1st Place
Dennis Becker is a successful Minneapolis-based commercial photographer. He specializes in food photography and has worked with local and international food companies. His work can be seen in cookbooks, magazines, billboards, food packaging and social media. He has extensive experience working with advertising agencies, design groups and corporate in-house companies throughout the country.
Dennis recently collaborated and produced a book called "Untamed Mushrooms" From Field to Table" which hails from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, as a new imprint that is a hybrid guide for foraging for wild mushrooms + a cookbook that finishes the journey from the hunt to the kitchen. The book is meeting with great success in the industry.
co-author of "Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table” Learn more at untamedmushrooms.com
Best Food Photography Editorial 2nd Place
Jackie Sobon has been infatuated with styling and photographing food for the last 8 years. Starting as a small food blogger, she is now a professional photographer who has shot several award winning magazine covers, and over 10 cookbooks. She specializes in creating and documenting plant-based dishes that even the pickiest of eaters drool over.”
Best Food Photography Editorial Honorable Mentions
Food, lifestyle and travel photographer; I rose up among a passionate family of artists who lived in Italy, a destination that inspired our lifestyle combining its flavors and arts with authentic Egyptian culture. Exploring the arts of everyday developed throughout my path to become a passion.
After graduating from school of architecture in 2001, I pulled my very basic gear and started an endless journey of exploring people, their lives, what they eat and where they travel. Wasn’t actually seeing photography as a career, as much as just participating in some documentaries and short articles, or doing some exhibitions. My first exhibition about Siwa oasis, a paradise in the North of Egypt western desert, was the spark that led to my professional path and determined the inevitable switch of vocation, from Architecture to Photography.
Food and culinary life has always been my undiscovered passion since childhood, which encouraged me to practice food photography and explore all the various facets of the gastronomic world. I have participated in various numbers of international conferences and workshops in New York, Boston and Los Angeles besides being around a massive network of culinary professionals around the world.
Food is only a part of our lifestyle, and as a photographer, one cannot extract the culinary world from the daily life, which became my most honest subject; it enables me today to capture the day to day details and celebrate life by framing its simple fragments. Culinary photography enlarged my perspective, and allowed me today to embrace all life related subjects by enlarging my vision to include hospitality, designs, and the people who make it happen.
Together with a team of professional assistants, designers, art directors, stylists, and culinary experts, we are proud today to leave a visual signature that enriched the understanding of Lifestyle in Egypt and the Middle East.
DL Acken is an international food writer and photographer based between the West Coast of Canada, the Eastern United States, and the UK. Her photography aims to engage people more closely with the world around them, and with the love of food that feeds body and soul.