Winner of the Pink Lady® Food POTY 2022
Posted on May 4, 2022
Image credit: Debdatta Chakraborty / Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2022
‘Kebabiyana’ by Debdatta Chakraborty wins Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year!
Masterchef’s Monica Galetti announced the overall winner, Debdatta Chakraborty, for his image entitled ‘Kebabiyana’. It depicts Kayyam Chowk, an Indian thoroughfare’s twilight metamorphosis into a bustling food hub, as vendors tower over enflaming charcoal ovens. Smoky aromas fill the air with local delicacies, including traditional Kashmiri wazwan kebabs. Chakraborty’s image was also declared winner of ‘Street Food’, another category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2022.
Caroline Kenyon, director/founder of the awards, remarks; “In today’s world, more than ever, we feel the need for comfort, for love. 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.”
The competition, which is the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film, had thousands of entries from over 60 different countries. The global panel, including legendary food photographer David Loftus, judged as the awards ceremony was streamed live on the competition’s YouTube channel on 26 April 2022.
There will be an exhibition of the 2022 finalists at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol, which will run from 20 November-12 December 2022. Entry is free.
For a full list of category winners and more on the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, head over to their website.
See the full version of ‘Kebabiyana’ below. Credit: Debdatta Chakraborty.
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