Indian photographer Debdutt Chakraborty was voted the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2022 winner for his photograph of a street vendor in Srinagar, India. In the picture, Kebabyana, the vendor is seen working at a smoke-filled food joint. A man is cooking kebabs with ghee on a coal flame.
Let us tell you, this viral picture was clicked at Khayyam Chowk in Srinagar, which is a street and looks like any other road during the day. However, in the evening the ambiance of this street changes as several shopkeepers simultaneously light the coal furnace, and the aroma of kebabs emanates from the grill. For a food lover, this road is no less than a paradise. Hundreds of people gather here in the evening for food and drink.
Carolyn Kenyon, founder and director of Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, said the winning photograph “captured beautifully the smoke, the golden light, the expression of the subject in which she prepares the food to serve”. He further said that looking at the picture, it seems as if we can smell the smoke coming out while cooking the kebabs. MasterChef judge and internationally renowned chef Monica Galetti announced the winners in a ceremony live-streamed on YouTube.
first published:April 28, 2022, 3:59 p.m.