Here Are The 2024 Pink Lady® Food Photographer Of The Year Winners (20 Pics)

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The Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year has just announced the best food photographs in the world. A panel of judges from around the globe, led by famous food photographer David Loftus, reviewed thousands of entries from over 65 countries. Other judges included Clare Reichenbach, Tom Athron, Asma Khan, Fiona Shields, and Rein Skullerud.

Chinese photographer Zhonghua Yang won the top prize with his photo “Red Bean Paste Balls,” which shows a woman bringing her dish to a table full of steaming dim sum for a Lunar New Year feast. He won £5,000 for this image.

You can see all the 2024 finalists’ photos on the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year website. Entries for the 2025 competition will start in September.

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#1 1st Place, Mpb Award For Innovation: Autumn Cocktail By Viktoriia Kondysenko

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Taste of autumn. Autumn cocktail with pumpkin juice and maple syrup.

#2 1st Place, Food Stylist Award: Summer Nectarine And Lavender Tart By Barbora Baretic

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The smell of lavender in my garden inspired me to create this photo. I believe the juicy nectarines complement the lavender well and the colours are complementary too: purple and yellow.

#3 Overall Winner (And Champagne Taittinger Food For Celebration Category): Red Bean Paste Balls By Yang Zhonghua

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In the rural area of Xiangshan, Zhejiang people are busy with preparations for a feast to celebrate Spring Festival, also know as Lunar New Year. This includes the tradition of making dim sum, such as red bean dumplings, steamed rice cakes and glutinous rice cake, each of which has a legacy of traditional craftsmanship.

#4 1st Place, Food Stylist Award: Blood Orange Cardamom Cake By Barbora Baretic

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Creating this image as a symbol of long-awaited spring was pure joy. Blood oranges are incredible by their texture, colour and shine and that’s what I wanted to capture.

#5 1st Place, Pink Lady® Moments Of Joy: Breakfast With The Brokpas By Debdatta Chakraborty

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The Brokpas are a small ethnic group mostly found in the union territory of Ladakh, India. The Brokpas traditionally claim themselves to be descendants of Alexander’s lost army. The Brokpa diet is based on locally grown barley and wheat, prepared most often as tsampa (roasted flour) and Gur-Gur Cha, a brewed tea made of black tea, butter and salt.

#6 1st Place, Politics Of Food: Empty Shop, Cuba By Jo Kearney

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A shopkeeper resting in a greengrocer’s shop in Cuba. The state shops tend to be pretty empty. When food arrives there’s a queue because they are subsidised by the government and so food is much cheaper than in the private stores.

#7 1st Place, Pink Lady® Food Photographer Of The Year (The Gulf): Market Lady By Hein Van Tonder

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A woman surrounded by bananas at the fresh market in Pondicherry, India.

#8 1st Place, Tiptree Cake Award: It’s Raining Cake – Hallelujah! By Ming Tang-Evans And Tarunima Sinha

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A celebration of cake with ‘My Little Cake Tin’s’ signature colourful and stylish edible floral decoration.

#9 1st Place, Pink Lady® Food Photographer Of The Year (Chile): Oh Beautiful Crumb By Antonia Larrain Eyzaguirre

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Handmade sourdough bread with a crispy crust, fluffy and airy crumb and with the perfect humidity. Just feeling its smell makes your mouth water and you cannot leave it or change it just like that. It’s a deep, unconditional and loyal love.

#10 1st Place, Unearthed® Food For Sale: Tribal Farmers Sell Their Fruit By Azim Khan Ronnie

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Boats fan out across a stretch of the lake, creating a floating market selling an array of fresh fruit. This is a floating market of seasonal fruits such as jackfruit, pineapple, mango etc. at Rangamati, Bangladesh. The tribal farmers sell their fruit every early morning at minimum price on a wholesale basis.

#11 1st Place, Tenderstem® Bring Home The Harvest By A Day In The Field

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At the beginning of the rice farming season, a young farmer carries a rack of rice sprouts across a paddy field in Sakon Nakhon province, Thailand.

#12 1st Place, Hotel Art Group Cream Of The Crop: Chestnut Season By Tailai Obrien

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Chestnuts symbolise Autumn harvest. In our family with strong Celtic roots, they are considered guardians of men and animals. The antique chestnut roaster is a family heirloom and a nod to our farming heritage. The crested dove symbolises harmony and virility. Chestnuts are highly nutritious and a delicious food for celebrations.

#13 1st Place, The Philip Harben Award For Food In Action: Rice Grain Threshing By Kishore Das

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As the sun gracefully descends on the horizon, casting a warm and magical golden glow with an ethereal radiance, a tribal lady engages in the ancient practice of threshing rice grains in the courtyard of her home with rhythmic movements by skillfully tossing the harvested rice into the air.

#14 1st Place, World Food Programme Food For Life: New Life – New Potential By Kristyn Taylor

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An elderly Rendille woman holds her newborn goat outside her house. She lives in Ngurunit, a difficult area to access in northern Kenya. The land is dry and access to water for people and animals is precarious.

#15 1st Place, Pink Lady® Food Photographer Of The Year (China): Care By Liu Min

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Taken in Xifeng District, Qingyang City, Gansu Province. I witnessed a heartwarming moment while capturing a wedding, where a man was serving food to the elderly man at his side, which was touching.

#16 1st Place, Food In The Field: Mangrove Fisherman By Teo Chin Leong

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A Burmese fisherman attempts to make a catch in a mangrove forest. The early morning rays of the sun create a magical atmosphere.

#17 1st Place, On The Phone: Fisherman By Hein Van Tonder

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A man selling the catch of the day in the vibrant fresh market in Pondicherry, India.

#18 1st Place, Production Paradise Previously Published: Would You Like Mustard With That? By Max Jowitt, And Rosie French

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Shot as part of a series, The Hungry Traveller, a Gousto campaign celebrating cuisines from around the world.

#19 1st Place, Young – 13 – 17: Banana Haul By Sam Eichenholz

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Under a bridge that spans the red river in Hanoi, Vietnam, residents have transformed public lands into bountiful gardens. As I descended the stairs to explore this hidden corner of the city, I came upon this man carrying his banana haul and was struck by the soulfulness of his eyes.

#20 1st Place, Street Food: Fighting To Save Life By Mohammad Reaz Uddin

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Every evening, Ayesha makes packets of Hawai sweets by herself. The next day, at six in the morning, Ayesha and her daughter Hanufa go to different streets in the village and children’s schools and sell the Hawai sweets. They earn about 300 taka per day and with this money she maintains her family and business.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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