After the huge success of the inaugural competition last year, the Potato Photographer of the Year returns for 2021. The competition may not take itself too seriously, but like last year its proceeds will go to a very worthy cause – helping to tackle food poverty in the UK.
The competition is presided over by an esteemed panel of judges including Magnum Photos legend Martin Parr. Last year’s winner was Ray Spence, thanks to his inspired image ‘End of lockdown‘ (photo above). “This picture manages to introduce a topical lockdown obsession to the brief of photographing a potato. It takes a great imagination to see a sprouting potato as a head covered with hair, and there is a lot of humour in the way the picture has been executed.” – Nigel Atherton
All entry costs will be donated to the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity that aims to end food poverty in the UK.
Note: The outcome of the competition was announced – read the story here and view photos.