Noor Ahmed Gelal has won the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2018 competition for his image Praying with Food, organisers have announced.
The Bangladeshi photographer’s winning image depicts people breaking a day-long fast at a Hindu temple in Dhaka and was praised by judges for making the subject matter ‘so fascinating and distinctive.’
As the overall winner, Gelal received his £5,000 grand prize at a Champagne Tattinger reception at the Mall Galleries in London.
Judges say there were more than 8,000 images entered this year from 60 countries.
Magnum legend Martin Parr was also on hand to collect the Outstanding Achievement Award from Tate Britain director, Frances Morris.
Renowned food photographer David Loftus chaired the judging panel this year, which also included Emily Luchetti, Chair of the James Beard Foundation, NYC, culinary superstar Ferran Adria, Wajmar Yaqubi, Global Photo Director, Buzzfeed, His Excellency Ali Bin Thalith, Secretary General, HIPA.
Ruby Smend, Stefan Dedu and William Lindsay-Perez won the 10 and Under, 11-14 and 15-17 Years youth categories, respectively.
Aniko Lueff, of the UK, won the Food Blogger category, while fellow UK photographers Guillaume Flandre and Jade Nina Sarkhel won the Food in the Field and Food for Sale categories, respectively. Other winners include:
One Vision Imaging Cream of the Crop: Andy Grimshaw (UK) Green Beans
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year (Produce): Victor Pugatschew (Australia) Spinning the Chardonnay
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year (People): Thierry Gaudillère (France) Worker at Maison Champy, Beaune, Burgundy
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year (Places): George Rose (USA) Vineyard Flooding, Sonoma County
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year (Overall Winner): Victor Pugatschew (Australia) Spinning the Chardonnay
Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture: Linda Taylor (USA) Pastry and Pears
Marks & Spencer Food Adventures: Derek Snee (UK) Tapas Upon Tyne
Food for the Family: Guillaume Flandre (UK) Family Dinner
World Food Programme Food for Life: Probal Rashid (Bangladesh) A Fisherman’s Life
InterContinental London Park Lane Food at the Table: Tom Parker (UK) Fine Dining Colombia
unearthed® Food Film Shorts supported by Foodism winner 2018: With Love Project (UK) For the Love of Food
Production Paradise Food off the Press: Oliver Hauser (Germany) Schnitzelberg
On the Phone (in aid of Action Against Hunger): Paul Steven (UK) Exmoor Beasts
Bring Home the Harvest: Debdatta Chakraborty (India) The Fishermen
Politics of Food: Grzegorz Tomasz Karnas (Poland) Dog Shower
Pink Lady® Apple a Day: Michael Meisen (Germany) The Art of Being an Apple
Student Photographer of the Year: Becci Hutchings (UK) Honeycomb and Wax
Fujifilm Award for Innovation: Philip Field (UK) Ostrich Horizon