38 winning images from the Food Photographer of the Year 2022 competition

Five photographers in the UAE were also honoured in the Pink Lady contest

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Debdatta Chakraborty's photograph shows a vendor in Srinagar, India, tending to his grilled kebabs and surrounded by cloudy smoke after firing up his charcoal oven.

For the stunning image titled Kebabiyana, the Indian photographer won the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2022 award.

Five photographers in the UAE were also honoured in the competition. Ameyaa Akhil Vinayak won second place in the Young (10-and-under) category for her image of fish in ice.

Manju Jisto was Highly Commended in The Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers category with Banana Blossom, a beautiful shot of banana blossom gathered in Kerala, India. The image also won Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year (The Gulf) award, which goes to the most outstanding photographs from photographers in the GCC.

Second place in the category went to Shyjith Onden Cheriyath for Goat Attack, which showed a date farmer in Fujairah near Wadi Shees, while third place was awarded to Thushara Kambil for his experimental shot, New Life.

Christopher de Castro Comeso was Highly Commended for Feast For Faith, which captured Eid Al Adha preparations, while Jure Ursic was also Highly Commended for Singing with the Food, which showed an image of a waiter singing during the service of chicken souvlaki.

"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, chief executive of APAL, the owner of Pink Lady.

"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.”

Here's the full list of 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, US

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 Vaula, 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, US

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-and0under)

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

Updated: April 28, 2022, 3:40 PM
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