(CNN) – The picture is simply magical and deceptively simple: a shopkeeper cooking kebabs in a street. But wait a minute. There is much more.
During visual capture, the image stimulates all the senses as you see. You can smell the smoke. You can almost feel the heat of the grill. When you see cooked meat, your mouth gets watery. You can almost hear the bitterness.
Indian photographer Debdita Chakraborty took the picture, which organizers described as a “deep picture full of warmth and humanity.”
This is the 11th year of the competition, said Caroline Cannon, director and founder of the awards.
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The “kebabiana” was taken at Khayyam Chowk, a street in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India.
A report released by the Pink Lady described the street as “normal” during the day, but it turns into a “dining center” at night, as shopkeepers set fire to charcoal ovens and the wind blows. They are filled with the smoky aroma of grilled delicacies like Vazwan Kebab. Famous Kashmiri street food. “
“It’s always exciting and surprising when the same picture tops the awards,” Canyon said in a news release.
“In today’s world, more than ever, we need peace, love,” he said. “There’s a lot to reassure us – the smoky, beautifully blowing throat, the golden light, the expression of the theme as he prepares food for sharing.
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In the release, Phil Turnbull said the competition aims to show the profound effect of food. She is the CEO of APAL, the owner of Apple brand Pink Lady, behind the Photography Awards.
“As Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year enters its second decade, the importance of photography and food has never been greater,” Turnbull said.
“The great global events – the war, the famine, the end of the lockdown, the revival of the hospitality industry, the opportunity to reunite with friends and family – are all listed in the awards, which clearly show that How food touches every aspect. The competition of our lives. This competition of the art of food photography continues as a truly global celebration. “
Pink Lady said thousands of entries were submitted from more than 60 countries. Leading food photographer David Loftus presided over the judging panel.
There were 23 categories and 38 winning images (some categories had subcategories).
An exhibition of the 2022 finalists will be shown at The Royal Photographic Society, one of the oldest photography societies in the world, in Bristol, England. It will run from November 20 to December 12, 2022. Admission will be free, the release said.