Jianhui Liao, a Chinese photographer has won the title of Food Photographer of the Year 2019 for his photo of people enjoying a feast of noodles. Jianhui Liao took the award-winning photo, titled Cauldron Noodles, during a celebration of the goddess Nuwa's birthday in Shexian County in the Hebei Province, China. The photograph features an overhead view of the community dressed in Qing Dynasty costumes gathering around a large pot of noodles, beat out 9,000 images from 77 countries.
As the winner of the annual Pink Lady Food Photographer competition, Liao, who shot the picture with a Sony 7RM2, was awarded a prize of £5,000. His photograph also won for the Food for Celebration category.