Cauldron Noodles

Our Winner of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2019

An incredible shot. Every year from the first to eighteenth day of the lunar calendar, villagers wear Qing Dynasty costumes to celebrate Nvwa's birthday and eat big pots of noodles at noon. This shot was taken in Shexian County, Hebei Province, by Chinese photographer, Jianhui Liao, who has been crowned our 2019 Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film.

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Image Description: Every year from the first to eighteenth day of the lunar calendar, villagers wear Qing Dynasty costumes to celebrate Nvwa's birthday and eat big pots of noodles at noon. Shexian County, Hebei Province.

Technical: Sony 7RM2,  f/8, 1/200, 54mm

Jianhui was presented with the £5000 prize by Andy Macdonald, Managing Director of Pink Lady® in the UK, headline sponsor of the Awards. The announcement took place in front of an audience of four hundred guests at a Champagne Taittinger reception packed with foodies and photographers from across the world, at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 30 April 2019.  Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the incredible legendary musician and cheese maker, Alex James.

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“This year’s competition, where we saw 9,000 entries coming from 77 different countries and where 28 finalists considered it an absolute MUST to attend goes to show that the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards continue to attract the very best  of photographers from all around the globe.” - Andy Macdonald.

“Tribute to Jianhui Liao that he travelled all the way from China, speaking not a word of English and what a reception he received from the packed Mall Galleries,” says Andy. “A well deserved winner showing villagers wearing lovely coloured clothing and head wear all. Enjoying their feast of noodles.”

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