The Oklahoman staff photographer Chris Landsberger’s photo of a fork holding several food items was one of three Best Food Visual winners in a national contest.
Landsberger won the award in the Association of Food Journalists’ Awards Competition 2010 for his photo that appeared on the cover of the Life section’s Dec. 9 edition. The photo showed a fork holding mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, mac and cheese, ham and turkey. It was featured with a story by Food Editor Dave Cathey on holiday food preparation and gourmet food from Market-C, 401 NW 23. Yvette Walker, director of presentation and custom publishing, said the photo was the first one used in a redesign of Life’s food section. It also was the first time The Oklahoman has won in the national contest. The association announced the winners in the contest and listed them in alphabetical order with each category. The placement of the winners (first, second or third) will be announced at the group’s annual conference Sept. 2 in Santa Fe, N.M. Other winners in the Best Food Visual category are David Carson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Richard Stokes, of Reno (Nev.) Magazine.