MEXICO CITY, February 23, Rossiya Segodnya press service. – The winning entries in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest organized by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the auspices of Russia’s Commission for UNESCO will go on show at the Club of Journalists of Mexico. The exhibition will include photos by photographers from Russia, Spain, China, India, Banglagesh, Greece and Italy that were successfully exhibited in Mexico in November 2017 at one of the largest photo galleries in Mexico City, Centro de la Imagen. The exhibition will be open from 11 am to 6 pm until March 7.
At the opening of the exhibition, Celeste Sáenz de Miera, head of the Club of Journalists of Mexico, said: “Photography, like no other format, sharply and objectively communicates the truth to the audience and indicates the pressing problems of society. The variety of themes and the strength of the images presented at the exhibition prove that this contest is a leading international platform that discovers and supports young photography professionals around the world. We wish good luck to the participants of the 2018 Stenin contest and hope that the number of winners from Mexico and Latin America will grow.”
The exhibition in Mexico City will present the unbiased photo essay Refugees in Belgrade by 2017 Grand Prix winner Alejandro Martinez Velez from Spain, the piercing portrait of a small refugee in Idomeni by Greek photographer Anna Pantelia, the story of a resident of a tiny village in western Siberia by Russian photographer Alexei Malgavko, colorful scenes of Widow Holi by Indian Shashi Shekhar Kashyap, the surreal series Istanbul Dummies by Stepan Rudik from Poland, and the photo story of a contemporary hermit, Alternative Reality, by Russian journalist Pavel Volkov.
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest is open to participants aged 18 to 33. Applications will be accepted at stenincontest.com until February 28. It is Russia’s only contest that seeks to identify new names in international photojournalism and to develop the quality criteria of documentary photography.
The contest will offer four categories in which young photographers can vie for awards: Top News, Sports, My Planet, and Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. The number of entries for each category has been increased to three to give young photographers more opportunities to demonstrate their professionalism. The jury will choose the best three entries and the winner of the Grand Prix in each category.
The contest’s general information partners include: the news website Vesti.Ru, the Russian state Rossiya-Kultura TV channel, news website ZhurDom and the Russian Photo website. International media partners 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), news agency ANA, TeleSUR international informative multiplatform, China Daily web-site, Frontline magazine, The Philippine News Agency, AlYoum AlSabee, The Paper, Radio Republik Indonesia, BERNAMA news agency, Antara news agency. Industry media partners include the Academy of Photography, GeoPhoto agency, Photo-study.ru educational portal, the Union of Journalists of Moscow, the Union of Art Photographers of Russia, Young Journalists information portal and the festivals Fotoistanbul, KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, PhotoVisa.