World’s Best Food Photographs Served Up

An intimate image full of warmth and humanity, Kebabiyana, by Indian photographer Debdatta Chakraborty, has won the overall prize of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2022, the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film. The photograph was taken on Khayyam Chowk, an ordinary Indian street in Srinagar by day that transforms into a buzzing food hub at night, as vendors fire up charcoal ovens and fill the air with the smoky aroma of grilled delights such as wazwan kebabs, the popular Kashmiri street food. “It is always a source of excitement and wonder when one single image rises to the top in the Awards,” says Caroline Kenyon, Director/Founder of the Awards. “In today’s world, more than ever, we feel the need for comfort, for love. There is so much to reassure us here - the beautifully captured billowing embrace of the smoke, the golden light, the subject’s expression as he prepares the food for sharing. Sparks fly from the skewers, whose roasting we can almost smell, we imagine the warm, delicious aroma. This image, gentle but powerful, nourishes our soul.” "As Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year enters its second decade, never has the importance of photography and food been so great," says Phil Turnbull, CEO of APAL, owner of Pink Lady®, and headline sponsor of the Awards since 2011. "Huge global events - war, famine, the end of lockdowns, the revival of the hospitality industry, the chance to celebrate with friends and family again - all these are recorded in the Awards, which show so vividly how food touches every aspect of our lives. The competition continues to be a truly global celebration of the art of food photography.” The winners were announced by globally acclaimed chef and co-presenter of UK Masterchef: The Professionals, Monica Galetti, in an exciting Awards ceremony that was live-streamed on the competition’s YouTube channel on Tuesday 26 April 2022. It was watched by an audience across the globe, including celebrities from the food and photography world. READ MORE FOOD NEWS - Calum Ralston of Chef Family appointed at Superico This year’s global judging panel, tasked with assessing the thousands of entries submitted from over 60 countries across the world, was chaired by legendary food photographer, David Loftus, and included Fiona Shields, Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media, Krishna Madhavan Pillai, Chief Editor, Better Photography, NA Risong, Art director and curator of Inter Art Center Gallery, Beijing, Nik Sharma, Cookbook author, Photographer, Columnist, Tasneem Alsultan, Investigative and National Geographic Photographer and Rein Skullerud, Head of Photo Unit, World Food Programme. The exhibition of the 2022 Finalists will be premiering at The Royal Photographic Society, one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, in Bristol. The exhibition will run from 20 November - to 12 December 2022. Entry is free. To view the online gallery of all the 2022 finalists, please visit www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com ALL CATEGORY WINNERS Overall Winner (and Street Food)
Kebabiyana
Debdatta Chakraborty, India Bring Home the Harvest
Movement Of Noodles
Chang Jiangbin, China Champagne Taittinger Food for Celebration
Traditional Skill
Chen Ying, China Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer
Lemon Cake
Isabelle Hattink, Netherlands Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year - Overall Winner (and People)
Gathering prunings on Corton Hill
Jon Wyand, United Kingdom Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year - Places
Architecture And Wine
Marina Spironetti, Italy Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year - Produce
On Ice
Suzanne Becker Bronk, United States Food at the Table
Putting On The Ritz
John Carey, United Kingdom Food for the Family
Traditional Food
Weining Lin, China Food in the Field
Agricultural Art
Paolo Crocetta, Italy Food Stylist Award
Pumpkin Buns; Berry Jewels On Semolina Pudding; Summer Veg Tart; Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie; Blood Orange Madeleines
Carolin Strothe, Germany Fujifilm Award for Innovation
Central Park
Yuliy Vasilev, Bulgaria Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture
Watermelon & Feta Salad
Daniela Gerson, United States MPB Food Influencer
Draining Pasta By The Window
Elisa De Cecchi, Italy On the Phone
Drying Stockfish
Kasia Ciesielska-Faber, United Kingdom One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop
Carrot Field Forever
Paolo Grinza and Silvia Vaulà, Italy Pink Lady® Apple a Day
Autumnal Woodland Apple Party
Amanda Farnese Heath, United Kingdom Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (African Territory)
Flower girl with a packet of Simba chippies
Marguerite Oelofse, South Africa Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (Chile)
Grape Hat
Matt Wilson, Chile Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (Europe)
Pasta And Fake Curls
Remko Kraaijeveld, Netherlands Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (The Gulf)
Banana Blossom
Manju Jisto, United Arab Emirates Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (New Zealand)
Boning Competition
Christall Lowe Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (South East Asia)
Anchovy Catching
Thien Nguyen Ngoc, Vietnam Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (USA)
Home Box Office
Sriram Rajmohan, USA Politics of Food
Where Dreams Fly Away
K M Asad, Bangladesh Production Paradise Previously Published
Red Mullet
Mike English, United Kingdom Student Food Photographer of the Year supported by The Royal Photographic Society
Pot Of Tea
Kim Bainbridge, United Kingdom The Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers
At The Table
Marguerite Oelofse, South Africa The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action
Cook
Weining Lin, China unearthed® Food for Sale
Herbwoman
Anna Loraine Hartmann, Germany World Food Programme Food for Life
Food After Work
Faisal Azim, Bangladesh Young (10 and under)
Processing Fish
Rupkotha Roy Barai, Bangladesh Young (11 - 14)
Chhath Puja Offerings
Indigo Larmour, India Young (15 - 17)
Food-processing
Joyjit Das, Bangladesh Food Film Shorts
DaCrema Image Video
Miklos Terei, Hungary

World’s Best Food Photographs Served Up