“The competition was fierce,” said Andy Macdonald, who heads up Pink Lady® in the UK, “there were 8000 images entered from 60 countries and the standard was exceptional."
The awards, which allowed entrants to submit as many images as they want, were organized in more than 20 categories, from Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture and One Vison Cream of the Crop, to Food for the Family, World Food Programme Food for Life and Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year.
And the winner is…
The Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal was announced as Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018 with his stunning image Praying with Food (in the picture above of the article), which shows a section of the Hindu community while preparing to break the day-long fast in one of the local temples at Swamibag, Dhaka, Bangladesh. This picture also won the 1st Prize for the category Food for Celebration.
“Noor’s shot stood out from the rest in its category however, for the way in which he made the subject matter so fascinating and distinctive.” said Macdonald.
The Photo sections – Winners
Here is a selection of other amazing food-related pictures from this year’s winning images (click on the images to enlarge).
Bring Home the Harvest | 1st Prize: Debdatta Chakraborty, India
Food Bloggers |1st Prize: Aniko Lueff, United Kingdom
Food for Celebration | Highly Commended: CHS Creative CHS Creative, United Kingdom
Food for Sale | 2nd Prize: Hamish Scott-Brown, United Kingdom
Food in the Field | 2nd Prize: Moniruzzaman Sazal, Bangladesh
Food in the Field | Highly Commended: Bjoern Luelf, Germany
On the Phone | 1st Prize: Paul Steven, United Kingdom
One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop | Highly Commended: David Charbit, United Kingdom
The Philip Harben Award for Food in Action | 1st Prize: John Carey, United Kingdom
The video section: the Winners
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year unearthed® Food in Film category is the award for film shorts, both documentary and non-documentary.
Here are top 3 winning videos for 2018.
1st place | For the Love of Food, by With Love Project, United Kingdom
2nd place | A way of Life, by Alessandro Swainston, United Kingdom
3rd place | Fish Fingers, by Simon Wild, United Kingdom
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