Pink Lady Food photographer of the year 2018: Winners announced!


The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the year is now in its 7th year, highlighting the world’s leading food photography. This year´s announcement took place in front of an audience of five hundred guests at the glittering Champagne Taittinger reception. It was packed with celebrities from the food and photography world, at the Mall Galleries, London on Tuesday 24 April 2018. Production Paradise had the pleasure of hosting their very own category, the “Production Paradise Food Off the Press” category.

“The competition was fierce”, says Andy Macdonald, headline sponsor in the UK of Pink Lady® Awards. In another outstanding year, over 8000 images were submitted from over 60 countries around the world, thereby reaching an increasingly exceptional standard.

A magnificent shot, “Praying with Food”, taken by Bangladeshi photographer Noor Ahmed Gelal showed breaking a day-long fast at a Hindu temple in Dhaka. This photograph seized this year’s crown at Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018. Noor was presented with the £5000 prize by Andy Macdonald who said: “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.”

Noor Ahmed Gelal photo “Praying with Food” – declared the overall winner of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018

The German photographer Oliver Hauser was declared the winner of the Production Paradise Food Off the Press category with this delicious shot ‘Schnitzelberg’ of lemon juice being squeezed over an enticing mound of schnitzels. “Oliver’s shot made the subject matter look so inviting”, declared Andy Macdonald.

Oliver Hauser “Schnitzelberg” – Winner of Production Paradise Food Off the Press category

Oliver was presented with his trophy by Marc Charach, Marketing Manager for Barcelona-based Production Paradise which sponsors the Food Off the Press category for published work.

Oliver Hauser being presented the prize for our Production Paradise Food Off the Press category

Other finalists in our category Jonathan Gregson, Ryan Balland Danny Bernardini.
See the finalist gallery at

The judging panel this year, chaired by internationally-renowned food photographer David Loftus, included Andreas von Estorff, CEO, Production Paradise, Emily Luchetti, Chair of the James Beard Foundation, NYC, culinary superstar Ferran Adria, Wajmar Yaqubi, Global Photo Director, Buzzfeed, His Excellency Ali Bin Thalith, Secretary General, HIPA.

The 2019 competition will open in July 2018 and we’ll keep you posted!

If you want to show off your latest work to the industry in the next edition of Production Paradise’Spotlight Food & Drink Photography & Motion Magazine, contact us now at


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