The Candy Man, by UK photographer Jon Enoch, has won the overall prize in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition.
This striking photograph was taken in the streets of western Mumbai near the beaches and fairs famous for vendors selling candy floss.
It is part of a wider series of images of the sellers, which capture the unique ways used to display the candy goods in the hope of attracting a buyer.
Jon Enoch, who's behind the series, says, “I’m ecstatic to receive this award, it's a real honour to get this recognition in such a prestigious competition laden with wonderful imagery”.
“The winning image was part of a personal project - a huge amount of time and thought went into capturing it so it's great to be recognised by such an esteemed panel of judges", he added, "Ever since I first saw the candy floss sellers I was drawn to the shapes, colours and juxtaposition of the candy and the urban environment.”
The winners of this year's Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition were announced at a ceremony at BAFTA in London. The judging panel included Rein Skullerud, a senior photographer and photo editor at the United Nations World Food Programme and legendary food photographer, David Loftus. They assessed thousands of entries submitted from over 65 countries across the world.
Euronews Culture takes a look at some of the other category winners, with descriptions by the photographers...
Bring Home the Harvest
In the Storm by Khanh Phan Thi, Vietnam
"When I arrived at Lap An Lagoon, the storm came. The people who were with me were very afraid of lightning, but I stayed to witness the change of the storm when Heaven and Earth seemed to be connected by wind and water. I tried to stay calm, to forget my fear and shoot this moment."
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year
Girl After Emptying a Tank at the End of the Fermentation by Thierry Gaudillère, France
"Girl resting after emptying a vat after the fermentation of the grapes in a vineyard in Burgundy. Physical and tiring work."
Food for the Family
Slurping Spaghetti by Catherine Falls, Ireland
"Spag bol is always a winner in our house and the leftovers are enjoyed for lunch the next day, as my youngest daughter demonstrates in this image."
Food in the Field
Dinner is Ready by Felipe Pizano, United Kingdom
"Sow taking a nap in a hole, meanwhile her piglets feed themselves in the hot weather of Palenque, close to Cartagena, Colombia."
Food Stylist Award
Trio of Cake; The Aftermath; Who's doing the dishes?; Say When…; Let them eat cake…
Stylist: Keiron George, photographer: Frankie Turner
On the Phone
Bonnet Delights by Hein van Tonder, United Arab Emirates
"Saturday afternoon street food in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka."
Pink Lady® Moments of Joy
Hanging Up Persimmons by Zhonghua Yang, China
"The Taihang Mountains are so cold and dry that making hanging persimmon cakes is the main source of income for local farmers. This year's persimmons are harvested, peeled and dressed, and hung under the eaves in bunches, waiting for the persimmons to soften and freeze, hoping they will bring a good price in the New Year."
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (China)
Anchang Sugar Dance Artist by Zhonghua Yang, China
"The process of pulling sugar is a local speciality."
"This process is very skilful and the master appears to be dancing when pulling the white sugar."
Politics of Food
Ramadan Meals Among the Ruins in Idlib, Syria by Mouneb Taim, Netherlands
"After the campaign of the Syrian regime on Idlib and the departure of the Syrian forces from the city of Nayrab, the people of the city found all its houses destroyed."
"That was in the month of Ramadan in the year 2020. Neither the war nor the destruction prevented the people from holding a group breakfast, an important tradition for them during Ramadan."
Student Food Photographer of the Year supported by The Royal Photographic Society
Amazonian Foodscape by Kim Bainbridge, United Kingdom
"An imaginative scene that could be somewhere in the dense Amazonian jungle. Made out of food."
Young (10 and under)
Peaches by Maja Kowalczyk, Poland
"One of my favourite summer fruits, photographed under a tree in our garden."
Food at the Table
Thankful for the Simplicity in Life by Jesslyn Jocom, Singapore
"This image was taken from my visit to Shwe Gu Orphanage monastery in Old Bagan, Myanmar, in 2018.
"I visited this monastery for three days and observed their daily routines. Most of these children have lost their parents and have no family.
"They are training to be Buddhist monks."
The Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers
Adua's Kitchen by Carla Sutera Sardo, Italy
"Adua's kitchen is part of a journey down memory lane of an 86-year-old woman who had to leave her lifelong home during the Covid pandemic."
unearthed® Food for Sale
Selling Fish by Md Mahabub Hossain Khan, Bangladesh
"Naya Bazaar is one of the oldest weekly fish markets in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We can see rare and expensive species of fish here that cannot usually be seen in other markets."
World Food Programme Food for Life
Hungry Tears by Al-Nasim Talukdar Rajib, Bangladesh
"Sustenance is unfortunately not available to everyone. Humiliation, sadly not unknown to the starving children living in the hostile street environment, is often something to which they have to become accustomed"
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (The Gulf)
Two by Two by Rico X, United Arab Emirates
"While shooting in the northern town of Saint Louis in Senegal, I ventured into the neighbourhood of Guet N'Dar, meeting its people, trying to understand the community with the help of my guide when I came across this spot. All that was there were the jeans and the door with the Senegalese flag. I waited and I waited and this is by far my favourite capture from that long wait."
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year (South East Asia)
Drying Fish by Khanh Phan Thi, Vietnam
"These women are drying fish but they appear to be connecting the coloured patches together. The details of the fish remind us of Van Gogh's watercolour paintings."
Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year - Produce
The Eye by Adrian Chitty, United States
"Chardonnay lees forming a striking pattern at the bottom of a stainless steel fermentation tank."
The Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year continues to tell the world's most important food stories as we adjust again to a new normal. War in Europe, climate change, soaring inflation...” said Phil Turnbull, CEO of APAL, owner of Pink Lady and headline sponsor of the Awards.
"But at the same time, we continue to grow, forage, cook, eat, celebrate, gather together, feast. Every year, the incredible winning images act as a witness to the centrality of food in every culture and every people across the globe."
Finalists' work will be exhibited at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol from Saturday 20 May until Sunday 11 June.