COCO-COLA and Dhaka Foodies, the 'online foodie community in Dhaka', organised its second 'foodgraphy' contest -- a food photography exhibition -- to promote this genre of photography in the country. The exhibition was held at Dhaka Art Centre on 28 February and 1 March, 2014.
Nokia was the gift partner for this year's competition.
This contest saw a participation of more than 500 photographers, with a reach of 2 million Facebook users in Bangladesh.
Raiyan Ul Momin was the winner, bagging in Nokia Phablet 1520 as his prize, with Mefta Sadat and Abrar Hasan winning handsets of the Nokia Lumia series.
The top 50 photos were displayed in the exhibition, featuring delicious foods in exquisite details, from a simple cup of tea to extravagant platters.
Food photography, in a short span of time, has become a hugely popular subject. And why shouldn't it be? Everyone loves photography, and of course, everyone loves food. It's a blend between two of life's best things.
Ashiqur Rahman, one of the organisers of Dhaka Foodies said, “Dhaka Foodies wants to make food photography a serious subject, since we all love food and eat out a lot; food photography is becoming increasingly important.”
Indeed, there are numerous eateries opening up every year. “They have an immense need for food photography and these 'foodographers' can actually help them, not to mention the lifestyle segments in the media. Dhaka Foodies hopes to continue its endeavour and bring in more platforms and contests.”
Dhaka Foodies has more than 36,000 followers on Facebook.
The panel of judges for the competition comprised of Debashish Deb, Country General Manager of Coca-Cola Bangladesh, Gousul Alam Shaon, CEO of Grey Dhaka, Nazim Farhan Chowdhury, Managing Director of AdComm Bangladesh, Prito Reza, Founder of Wedding Diary Bangladesh, Anik Khan of ATN News and Unmad and Toffael Rashid, Executive Vice President, Robi Axiata Limited.