FOE International Competition


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:

  • People
    Who feeds the world? Photos entered in this category should feature food producers around the planet: agriculturalists, fishers, livestock farmers, pastoralists, forest dwellers, indigenous peoples, migrant workers, and so forth.
  • Nature’s Bounty
    Looking for photos of the essential elements of food production and the final harvest: land, soil, seeds, and water, for example, as well as crops, livestock, fish, biodiversity, and so forth.
  • Markets
    Photos that capture the buying, selling, trading and exchanging of food in fora ranging from solidarity economies to local markets to supermarkets.
  • Cooking and Eating
    The preparation, cooking and enjoyment of food is central to every culture. Photos entered in this category should capture people eating food: traditional cuisine, gourmet dinners, fast food, and everything in between.

The judges for this year’s competition include:

  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand []
    World renowned aerial photographer of the planet’s ecosystems [1]
  • 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]
  • 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION and competition rules see: The deadline for entries is 15 June 2007.

You can see the winners of last year’s competition at:

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 totaling 1.5 million members and supporters around the world – including FoE Australia.

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