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Food Photo Festival… we come?

Annette Abstoss send this to me from Spain… I am thinking of trying to go for a week break away, followed maybe by a stop over back home….who shows me the money? I so wish to go to this……a week of Tarragona, doing what I like etc …..will set up a piggy bank tomorrow!

Perhaps see you there?



Announcing the first international FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL, Tarragona

The best Food Photographers from all over the world will meet in Tarragona for exhibitions, workshops and networking.

The best Food Photographers from all over the world will meet for the very first time in a branch meeting with food stylists, editors, agents, advertising agencies, and art directors. Networking will be made possible in a relaxed atmosphere of the “Tinglado 4”, workshops in the “Refugio 2” and photography exhibitions will be spread over patios and unique exhibition spaces in the center and harbour of Tarragona in the beginning of October. The evening movie screenings and the award ceremony of the “FoodPhoto of the year” will take place in the open-air location of the “Camp de Mart”.

In short:

20 Exhibitions of worldwide known Food Photographers
4 days of networking of the professionals
4 days of workshops
4 evenings of movie screenings
Award ceremony
Educational Week

Tarragona, Spain – 17 May 2010

During the last decade, Spain has become a trailblazer in the world of haute cuisine. It has experienced an explosion of successes with its celebrated chefs, acclaimed restaurants and culinary innovations. Is it any wonder that the first international food photography exhibit – the FOODPHOTO Festival – will be held in Tarragona, Spain this coming October 2010?

These unique photography exhibitions, free and open to the public, will take place over a period of three weeks, in locations throughout Tarragona. In addition, there will be a four-day Professional Conference, culminating in the awarding of FoodPhoto of the Year.

Why a FoodPhoto Festival?

“If you can shoot food, you can shoot anything.” ( Professionals consider food photography one of the most difficult specialties to master. The field generates more publications, greater sales and a larger audience then any other discipline. Yet in spite of this, names of the photographers remain mostly unknown. Jamie Oliver’s cookbooks are sold throughout the world, in many languages.  But who shoots his pictures? The FoodPhoto festival will help bring these people into the forefront!

Who will participate in the FoodPhoto Festival?

Professional photographers and food stylists, of course, will be in attendance. But there will also be agents, editors, publishers, advertising agencies, art directors and professionals from the vast gastronomic sector. These people will be coming together to combine their skills, display their work and most of all – to share their passion with others.

HYPERLINK “”Exhibition Dates:  From 30 September – 17 October 2010
The FoodPhoto Festival will run from 30 September to 17 October. Venues will be scattered throughout Tarragona – from its exquisite city center to its beautiful harbor. The final selection of exhibitors will be released in June.

Professional Week:  HYPERLINK “”30 September – 3 October 2010

During the FoodPhoto Festival’s Professional Week,  food photography professionals from all over the world will join together. These four days will provide a rare opportunity for people to meet others in their field; facilitate an interchange of experiences; discuss trends; discover new products and find partners for the realization of new projects.  Specialized workshops will be organized.

The Networking Center will be open and accessible to accredited visitors.

On the evenings of Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2, movie screenings will be shown, highlighting the work of the photographers who are nominated for the FoodPhoto Festival awards.

FoodPhoto of the Year

An international jury will meet in Tarragona and select the FoodPhoto of the Year. The award ceremony, the culmination of this exciting show,  will take place on Saturday night, October 2.

Educational Week: 4 October – 8 October

From 4 – 8 October, guided tours and special workshops directed towards those studying in the field will be organized.

Location: Tarragona, Spain

This glorious city – with its Roman and Medieval ruins, historical city center, gorgeous beaches and magnificent harbor – will provide a perfect setting for the first annual FoodPhoto Festival. The city is proud to be the host for the festival and looks forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world.

About the Organizers:

The organizers are photographer Gunter Beer and Events Organizer Manon Straver. Combined, they have several decades of experience in their respective fields. They have assembled a talented team of experts to produce this festival. They are very pleased to count with the collaboration of the Tarragona counsel of Tourism to realize the festival.
For more information:
FoodPhoto Festival organization:
Manon Straver (+34 651513300)
Gunter Beer (+34 607228294)



2 responses

  1. Ooo, that sounds like a great festival!! Gonna check it out although I think I have weddings to do at that time..:(

    May 14, 2010 at 7:17 am

  2. Yes that is tempting!

    May 15, 2010 at 7:01 am

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