Paulina de la Cerda - Guatemala
Dan Lev - Tel Aviv - Israel
Søren Gammelmark - Denmark
Heidi Robb - Cleveland Ohio USA
Hein Stirred - Cape Town South Africa



"The FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL Vejle is not cheap, with its entrance fee, travel costs and hotel, so of course I am interested in also making commercial contacts. This worked out really well 2 years ago. After the Festival I received several interesting assignments of magazines I spoke to on the Festival. So it has been very successful for me from a commercial point of view next to the interesting contacts that grew between the participating photographers.“  Jan Wischnewski, Photographer

"I thought I knew the business from back to front but as I sat on the return flight to London, I realised I knew the London food & photo scene but after 4 days chatting to new friends from New York, Chile etc I had learned so much more about photography. Before I had landed, my mind had been so inspired from what I had seen & heard, I couldn't wait to shoot lots of new tests. My photography has improved as a result, my new tests brought in new campaigns." Hugh Johnson, Photographer

The editorial “Der Feinschmecker" has greatly benefited from the festival. Not only have we got a clear picture of the high standard of European and non-European food photography, we also benefited from the contacts we made there. Some of the photographers present there have been published since the festival with beautiful photos in our magazine."
Peter Steiner - Art Director Der Feinschmecker

"I have to say Thank you to Klaus Bothe from Isarfoto for "dragging" me here, it was well worth it. I have met plenty of interesting people, saw some really amazing images of colleagues doing this business."
Stefan Steib - owner HARTBLEI

"They have organised a fantastic event, and my exhibition looks wonderful. Got a bit of a lump in my throat when I first saw it! The place is thronged with photographers…and despite misgivings, we’re all quite a nice bunch really!"
Tim Clinch, Photographer

"Very interesting workshop program, with a lot of inspirations and subjects"
Olaf Tamm, Photographer

"I loved meeting people from the business. Some even led to possible business ventures. Keep them coming!"
 Patricia Hiraldo, Food Stylist

"It was great to talk with people that have a lot of experience in this industry and can improve my work."
Marian Montoro Blanco, Photographer

"... in short, it was thrilling, inspiring, fascinating and delicious! ...What impressed me most was the camaraderie among the participants."
Anne Kleinberg, Author

"All the workshops were incredibly inspiring and it was a great opportunity to see other professionals work. I appreciate  generousity of sharing their knowledge and experience with us. I returned to Istanbul highly motivated and with an improved vision of my career."
Derya Turgut, Food Photographer (see blog)

“What a beautiful and inspiring collection! Thank all of you for the vision - bravo!!!”
Heidi Robb, Food Stylist 

Why participate

  • Meet the professionals
  • Participate in as many Conferences as you like
  • Sign up for free for a PechaKucha presentation
  • Discount on Workshops
  • Free Portfolio Review scheduling up to 4 dates
  • Participate in Shared Experience
  • Free access to the FOODPHOTO on stage (screening and award ceremony)
  • Access to the Festival party