Wednesday Apr 27, 2022
An Indian photographer won the title of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2022 for his photograph of a street vendor in occupied Kashmir.
Debdatta Chakraborty titled the image Kebabiyana. The vendor can be seen tending to meat kebabs at a small eatery filled with smoke.
NDTV reported that the picture was captured at Srinagar's Khayyam Chowk. It is known to be a foodie's heaven as it becomes a site full of grills, smoke, and aroma of wazwan kebabs.
The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, established in 2011, honours the best food photography globally.
The founder and director of the contest, Carloline Kenyon, said that the photography had “beautifully captured billowing embrace of the smoke, the golden light, and 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,” added Kenyon.
The winners were announced in a ceremony on YouTube by Monica Galetti who is a popular chef and has been an adjudicator on famous show Masterchef.
Each year, thousands of people take part in this competition. Since 2011, more than 80,000 photos from 96 countries have been received.