[Sca-cooks] Food Photo Contest

gordonse at one.net gordonse at one.net
Tue May 1 08:13:29 PDT 2007

This looks like a good opportunity to get some photos of people in garb
making or eating historic foods and get them into a calendar.  If pictures
are taken in a cloudy bright area to produce good color in the photo and
positioned to exclude modern items from the photos, it would increase
their chances of being chosen.  Likely they will do this next year as
well, so keep some in mind throughout other events in the next year.

Some ideas:
*Assemble a table of people in spiffy garb who have been served a course
that will phtograph well. Ask people to remove vision glasses for photo.
*Seige or iron chef contest steps done over open fire.
*Display of ingredients or dishes in the style of period food paintings.
*Person in garb in a herb or period food garden or with baskets of
harvested food.
*A picnic in garb
*Dancers near a period dessert table
*Hardboiled eggs dyed with period available food dyes
*A Menzel Hungry Planet style photo of a real or pseudo family in garb of
one era and place and their food for one week from one era, place, and
week.  Food should be in the form it would be in during that season/week. 
Matching era and place style containers desirable or periodish containers
if matching ones not available.  See examples from book at:

gordonse at one.net

April 26, 2007 - Friends of the Earth International today announces the
launch of its second annual photo competition, which will gather photos on
the theme of food & agriculture from around the globe.

The best shots will feature in a Friends of the Earth International 2008
wall calendar and in a cookbook.

We are looking for imaginative, striking photos related to food and
agriculture around the world in the following categories:
1) people
2) nature's bounty
3) markets
4) cooking and eating

The judges for this year's competition include:
1) Yann Arthus-Bertrand, world renowned aerial photographer of the
planet's ecosystems [1]
2) Bangladeshi photographer G.M.B. Akash, first-place winner of last
year's Friends of the  Earth International photo competition and
cover photographer of the 2007 calendar [2]
3) Peter Menzel, US photojournalist and author of "Hungry Planet:
What The World Eats" [3].

Our global photo competition is free of charge, and both professional and
amateur photographers are invited to submit photos. We
particularly encourage young people, women and people living in the
developing world to take part.

The deadline for entries is 15 June 2007.

FOR MORE INFORMATION and competition rules see: http://www.foei.org/ en/photo

You can see the winners of last year's competition at: http://

Friends of the Earth International is the world's largest grassroots
environmental network, uniting 70 diverse national member groups and some
5,000 local activist groups on every continent, and totalling 1.5 million
members and supporters around the world.

[1] For more information on Yann Arthus-Bertrand, visit
[2] For more information on G.M.B. Akash, visit www.gmb-akash.com
[3] For more information on Peter Menzel, visit www.menzelphoto.com

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