WA photographer Harriet Harcourt wins award for Food Portraiture in the international Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards
Photographer Harriet Harcourt has won the Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture category in the 10th annual Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards for her photograph ‘Mulled Pears’, announced in London on 27 April 2021.
Open to professionals and non-professionals, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world. This year they attracted over 10,000 entries from 80 countries.
The categories cover 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 depictions of the realities of food production to food growing in its natural setting.
“It is a huge honour and thrill to have won first place in the Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture category in such a prestigious international competition as the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year,” Harcourt said.
Hailing from Wellington in New Zealand, and living in the Perth suburb of Beaconsfield, Harcourt is a seasoned food professional with more than 30 years’ experience.
Since arriving to live in WA ten years ago, a budding interest in photography blossomed into a serious passion which inevitably led Harcourt to add this new skill to her food-related activities.
A Cordon Bleu graduate, Harcourt’s culinary skills and experience span a wide spectrum of activities across the food industry. This includes food styling, catering, film catering, demonstrating, recipe and product development, food columnist, and blogger.
She has been steadily building a client base which now includes the New York Times along with iconic West Australian brands Mrs Mac’s, Fogarty Wine Group, Clancy’s Fish Pubs, WA Potatoes, and many others.
Harcourt was also the food technician for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy, ‘King Kong’ and ‘Avatar’; designing and creating props food as part of these stories filmed in New Zealand. This included major scenes involving huge volumes of food, as well as producing ‘identical’ food items in two different scales when required.