Winners of the Pink Lady Food Photographer award for 2018 have been announced, with 25 small-category winners of more than 8,000 images submitted by photographers in 60 countries.
This international contest celebrates all kinds of food images, so although there are many delicious dishes, there is a wide variety of topics that are related to the production of food and food, including humanitarian issues, landscapes, portraits and travel.
Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal was named Pink Lady Food photographer in 2018 for his colorful and beautiful shot entitled Praying with Food. It captures the breaking of a day's fast in a Hindu temple in Dhaka, taken from an unusual vantage point looking down on its subjects.
Gelal collected his prize of £ 5,000 (approximately $ 7,000) from Andy Macdonald, who heads Pink Lady Apples in the United Kingdom. "The competition was fierce," says Macdonald, "Noor's shot stood out from the rest in his category, however, because of the way he made the subject so fascinating and distinctive."
This year's jury was chaired by international food photographer David Loftus and included Emily Luchetti, president of the James Beard Foundation in New York, the Spanish chef Ferran Adria, and the Global Director of Photography at Buzzfeed, Wajmar Yaqubi.
Magnum photographer Martin Parr, famous for his images of social documentaries, and who over the years has captured food at his cultural place in society, received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Frances Morris, Director of Tate Britain .
We have selected some of our favorite images below, but to see all the winners and to know how to enter next year, visit the Pink Lady Food Photographer website.
Student Photographer of the year: Becci Hutchings