Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018

Overall Winner - Praying with Food

A magnificent shot, Praying with Food, breaking a day-long fast at a Hindu temple in Dhaka, taken by Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal, has seized this year’s crown at Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018, the world’s leading celebration of the art of food photography and film.


Image Description: Breaking the fast in congregation. A section of the Hindu community is preparing to break the day-long fast in one of the local temples at Swamibag, Dhaka, Bangladesh. They believe their fasting will redeem their sins.

Technical: Canon EOS 1DX and EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Gelal was presented with the £5000 prize by Andy Macdonald, who heads up 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 glittering Champagne Taittinger reception packed with celebrities from the food and photography world, at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 24 April 2018. Host for the evening was the legendary TV presenter and chef Prue Leith.


“The competition was fierce,” says Macdonald, “there were 8000 images entered from 60 countries and the standard was exceptional.

“Noor’s shot stood out from the rest in its category, however, for the way in which he made the subject matter so fascinating and distinctive.”

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