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Only in its third year, the Siena International Photography Awards has already become a prestigious event for photography lovers receiving nearly 50.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 161 countries worldwide.
An international jury crowned Sandhill Cranes by Randy Olson, a renowned National Geographic photographer, as the 2017 winning image, while Ami Vitale, an American photographer who also collaborated with the magazine, won the Storytelling category and the prestigious title of Best Author 2017.
From 29 October to 31 December 2017, the photo exhibition Beyond the Lens, held in Siena, will showcase the award-winning photographs and the best pictures of the 2017 Siena International Photo Awards.
Here is a selection of the best food-inspired images in the following categories, to enjoy in the gallery at the top of the page:
VIAGGI E AVVENTURE
Remarkable awards: Caramel by Aristeidis Apostolopoulos (IT)
Remarkable awards: Breaking the fast in congregation by Noor Ahmed Gelal (BD)
Remarkable awards: Old tea house by Wenhui Yan (CN)
Honorable mention: Long march home by Sankar Sridhar (IN)
Honorable mention: Homeland by Xingxing Yang (CN)
Honorable mention: Chronicle of transition by Songge Cui (CN) (in the picture above)
Honorable mention: Betel nut by M. Yousuf Tushar (BD)
Honorable mention: All secure by Tariq Zaidi (GB)
PERSONE E VOLTI ACCATTIVANTI
Honorable mention: Cook by Liming Cao (CN)
Remarkable awards: Tuna fishing by Uli Kunz (DE)
LA BELLEZZA DELLA NATURA
Remarkable awards: Woods in a pod by Minghui Yuan (CN)
1° Classified: Man running a teahouse by Zijie Gong (CN)