See the world’s best food photographs of 2022

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The image is simply mesmerizing and deceptively simple: a street vendor cooking kekabs. But linger on it for a minute. There’s so much more.

While visually arresting, the image stimulates all the senses the longer you look. You can smell the smoke. You can almost feel the heat of the grill. The sight of the cooking meat makes your mouth water. You can almost hear the sizzle.

Indian photographer Debdatta Chakraborty captured the photo that contest organizers describe as an “intimate image full of warmth and humanity.”