A powerful photo of children queuing for food in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has been crowned best food photograph of the year in an annual awards ceremony.
The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, which was presented in an online awards ceremony last week (28 April), is judged by a panel of food industry insiders, and includes categories such as politics, food celebration, street food, back to the harvest and young photographers.
The overall winner, out of 9,000 entries from across 7o countries, was from the ‘Politics of Food’ category and taken by Bangladeshi photographer KM Asad in Cox’s Bazaar camp in Bangladesh, home to one million people, which is currently in lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“This moving image really speaks to our times,” says Caroline Kenyon, founder and director of the awards. “The world is in the grip of Covid-19 and normal life, whatever that may be, has stopped for all of us. These Rohingya refugee children remind us of the fragility of life, that our need for food for survival connects us all around the world.”
Winners were announced by Blur bassist and cheesemaker, Alex James, and watched by an audience across the globe.
Bring Home the Harvest category
Food Bloggers category
Food for Celebration category
Food in the Field category, sponsored by Champagne Taittinger
Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture category
Politics of Food category
Production Paradise category
Winterbotham Darby Food for Sale category
Young (11-14) category