"The kitchen of happiness" was the theme of the last edition of Photographie Culinaire, the photographic festival and contest organised in collaboration with Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation and Ministère de la Culture and sponsored by Régis Marcon, three Michelin-starred chef, president of the Bocuse d'Or France.
The judging panel selected the works of 23 photographers, who illustrated the theme with 3 images each, exhibiting them in Paris, Bordeaux, Monaco and Megève. Prizes were awarded during a ceremony at the National Library of France in Paris, on the 28th November. Elodie Petit was awarded the Grand Prix of the Festival; Grand Prize for Gastronomic Heritage Photography was assigned to Maud Argaïbi; Delphine Constantini was the winner of Grand Prix of Food Photography; the Heads World Summit Special Award went to Patrick Rougereau while the Audience award went to Ayako Takaishi.
It's not over yet, however: the selection for the tenth edition of FIPC in 2019 are already opened and the theme is "audacity".
Below is a selection of awarded images and more.
Grand Prix of the Festival Elodie Petit - Midi
Grand Prix for Gastronomic Heritage Photography Maud Argaïbi - Le bonheur de cuisiner: Camembert rôti au miel | Le bonheur de déguster: Oeuf à la coque et ses mouillettes
Grand Prix of Food Photography Delphine Constantini - Transmission
Heads World Summit Special Award Patrick Rougereau - Les noces de casseroles
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