They say in the world of journalism that a photograph is worth a 1,000 words and here’s a story to prove it. Clean and simple. This is the winning photograph taken by Jon Wyand which has earned him the prize of Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year, part of the overall Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2019 competition. What’s more it is the second time that UK photographer Wyand has picked up the award. A picture that tells its own story…
This week saw the announcement of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition which has a special category to cover wine.
They say all the magic in a winery happens in the cellars and here’s Jon Wyand’s winning photograph to prove it can also happen amongst all the fermentation tanks too. Entitled ‘Cleaning the Cuverie’ he certainly captures the stillness – and cleanliness – of a winery for a shot that saw him pick up the overall £1,000 prize for Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year.
He was presented with the prize at this week’s overall Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards ceremony by Katherine Wilson, UK brand manager for Errazuriz, sponsor of the specific wine award. Joe Wadsack, wine broadcaster and critic, was also on hand to present the Runners Up with their trophies which went to Wyand again for second prize and Jerome Genée from France who came third.
It is the second time that Wyand has won the award and as well as his cheque he also receives an Errazuriz Don Maximiano Founder’s Reserve Commemorative Magnum (150cl), signed by Eduardo Chadwick, president of Viña Errázuriz.
Wyand won for his shot in the Wine Photographer of the Year Places category. Other wine awards were also given to Mick Rock for this photograph in the ‘People’ category. Second was Matt Wilson in Chile and third Miha Bratina of Slovenia.
“The competition was fierce,” says Caroline Kenyon, founder and director of the overall awards. “There were 9,000 images entered from 77 countries – more entries and more countries than ever before – and the standard was phenomenal. Jon’s image stood out from the rest in its category, however, for the way in which he made the subject matter both beautiful and atmospheric.”
There was also a winner in the Wine ‘Produce’ category which went to Alessandra Spairani. Second and third places went to David Griffen of Australia.
The global judging panel this year, chaired by internationally-renowned food photographer David Loftus included Magui Chadwick, family ambassador, Viña Errázuriz, Abby Hocking, online photo editor, Food&Wine, culinary expert Alice Waters and His Excellency Ali Bin Thalith, Secretary General, HIPA.