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.
Mathieu Asselin’s book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Prize in the 2017 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook awards. Published by Verlag Kettler and Acte Sud, the book combines original photos, old Monsanto ads and archival material about the pesticide manufacturer. Dayanita Singh won PhotoBook of the Year for Museum Bhavan, her... More ›
Getty Images and Instagram have awarded $10,000 grants to three emerging photographers who use the social media platform to share stories of underrepresented communities: Nina Robinson (@arkansasfamilyalbum) photographers her family and their community in rural Arkansas. Saumya Khandelwal’s (@khandelwal_saumya) images follow the daily lives of young girls in Uttar Pradesh, India who are forced into... More ›
South African photojournalist Brent Stirton’s grisly image of a de-horned black rhinoceros, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, won him Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors in the annual competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum, London. Stirton was honored Wednesday evening in a ceremony at the Natural History Museum. His image... More ›