Chris Court and Eater Win Top Photo Honors at 2017 James Beard Awards

Posted by on Wednesday April 26, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

From "Thrill Ride," produced by Eater, which took top honors in the Visual Storytelling category in the 2017 James Beard Awards.

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual media awards yesterday. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking, photographed by Chris Court, won top honors in the Photography category. Eater was also honored with the Visual Storytelling award for its online story “Thrill Ride.” Vince Dixon reported the story and Mariya Pylayevwhich edited the videos. “Thrill Ride” documents, through photos, videos and text, the bike messengers powering the New York City food-delivery system.

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, written by Ronni Lundy, photographed by Johnny Autry and featured in PDN‘s recent Food Photography issue, won the Cookbook of the Year honor. Additionally, Roads & Kingdoms won Publication of the Year. (You can learn more about the Roads & Kingdoms and its photography needs here.) 

The James Beard Foundation is a non-profit based in New York City. It organizes lectures, workshops, events, and other educational initiatives around the country to promote the exploration of American culinary history and culture. All the James Beard Foundation honorees are listed on JamesBeard.org.

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