Highlights of Malja’s opening week from Jan. 30th to Feb. 5th, 2015
“Food, across regions, cultures and geographies, is something we have in
common. We enjoy eating it, cooking and sharing with friends. With the
advent of apps like Instagram and social media sites, we love to take photos of what we eat and share it with the world making all of us food photographers. PhotoawardME celebrated good food.
As per the recent statistics published by the Ministry of Health, in Bahrain, 70% of the population is overweight or obese out of which 25% are school children. We intend to bring the awareness of good food and the expansion of the local agricultural scene. This makes PhotoawardME the only platform that brings all food lovers and photographers together on a single platform.
The contest ran over a period of 2 months resulted in the making
of the ‘GCC Food Photographer of the year’.
We live in times where we have to ask ourselves this critical question,
“Can a culture be healthy if the food is not?” Well, it is a no –brainer really.
The answer is an emphatic “No”. Then it becomes pertinent to understand and realize that all activities related to ‘food culture’, such as cultivation, distribution, preparation and appreciation of delicious and healthy food are critical to our individual and cultural well-being.
Keeping this in mind we have launched a campaign not against so –called ‘bad food’ but the one that is pro healthy food.
The 2016 GCC Food Photography Competition is a part of the awareness
campaign that consciously revolves around the theme of ‘healthy & delicious’
‘food from the farm’, ‘home made’, and ‘organically grown.’
Event photography by Abdullah Minhas