MOSCOW, August 29, Rossiya Segodnya press service. – Rossiya Segodnya will name the winner of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest on September 7. The organizers will keep the suspense up until the last moment and announce the winner only at the awards ceremony at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography (3/1 Bolotnaya Embankment). After the awards ceremony, a free exhibition of the photos by the winners will open, running from September 8 to 17. In 2017, 29 young photographers from 14 countries, including Russia, China, India, Spain, Italy, Serbia and Greece, competed for the Grand Prix.
The exhibition in Moscow will showcase over 200 competition photos by the best young photojournalists. Their work depicts moments of ordinary people’s life and landmark events in the life of big cities and countries, as well as sports events and colorful ethnic holidays. The exhibition will be open from September 8 to 17, 2017. Admission will be free during the gallery’s operating hours. The Lumiere Brothers’ Center for Photography will be the first venue to show the winning entries, after which the exhibition will tour Russia and other countries.
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest aims to support young photographers and to draw public attention to the challenges of photojournalism in today’s world. It is a platform for young photographers — talented, sensitive and open to all things new — who draw our attention to the people and events around us.
In 2017, the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest received about 5,000 photos from 76 countries in four categories: Top News, Sports, My Planet, and Portrait: A Hero of Our Time.
General media partners of the contest include the news website Vesti.Ru, the Russian state Rossiya-Kultura TV channel, news website KP.ru, news website ZhurDom and the Russian Photo website. International media partners of the contest include Sputnik News Agency and Radio, Askanews news agency, Independent Media holding, Notimex news agency, RT TV channel and news site, The Royal Photographic Society, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), Xinhua news agency, ANDES news agency, news agency ANA and Al Mayadeen TV channel. Industry media partners include the Academy of Photography, GeoPhoto agency, Photo-study.ru educational portal, Bleek Magazine, the Union of Journalists of Moscow, the Union of Art Photographers of Russia, Young Journalists information portal and the festivals PhotoVisa and Uglich Photo Parade.