Picture from Refugee camp wins Food Photography Award

Image Source: K M Asad

A poignant photograph by photographer K. M Asad of Rohingya children standing in a queue with empty plates in a Bangladesh refugee camp has won the 2020 Pink Lady Food Photography Award. The picture was shot at the refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

“This moving image really speaks to our times,” awards founder and director Caroline Kenyon says.

“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 – we are all the same.”

There were over 9,000 entries from over 70 countries across the world.

Here are some more images that won the award in various categories.

Category – Bring Home the Harvest: The Morning Catch, by Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar.

The picture depicts three fishermen in Myanmar throwing their fishing nets in the lake near U Bein Bridge, in Mandalay.

Image Source: Zay Yar Lin

Category – Food for the Family: Olek Eating Pancakes, by Anna Włodarczyk, Poland

This picture shows the Olek, son of photographer Anna Wlodarczyk eating pancakes in their summer Kashubian house.


Category – Champagne Taittinger Wedding Food Photographer: Just Desserts, by Thomas Alexander, UK

This picture depicts a waitress delivering dessert at a wedding.


What is the Pink Lady Food Photography Award?

Launched in 2011, the Pink Lady Food Photography Award celebrates the best in food photography from around the world.

It was founded by Caroline Kenyon and her team at The Food Awards Company. Since its inception, participants from over 75 nations across the globe have submitted their photos for the award.

There are a diverse range of categories in the awards, which range from Food Stylist Award to Food For the Family, and Street Food to Wine Photography.

Read more about the awards and see all the award winning photographs here.

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