2023 Andrei Stenin Contest: Indian Photographer Wins Online Vote

Seagulls around Yamuna River
The online vote in this year’s Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest (http://stenincontest.com) rounded up in early August, bringing victory to Indian photojournalist Kabir Jhangiani and his Seagulls around Yamuna River.  
Here is how the photographer describes his own work:
“A man rows his boat along the banks of the Yamuna River in New Delhi. Migratory birds come to India for the winter. They get to different parts of the country by October and usually leave in March.”
According to online voters, the top five of the shortlist also include single images and series by photojournalists from Russia and Burundi. Sleeping Queens by Fabrice Mbonankira (Burundi) won the second place. The third and fourth places were taken by Russia’s Pelagia Tikhonova and her Remembering 1945  and Yevgeny Filippov for Individual Race. Another Indian photographer, Sayan Adhikary from Kolkata, won the fifth place with The Dying Tradition through Circle .
Prize-winners from the shortlist, as well as the Grand Prix winner, will be announced by the contest’s organizing committee in September on (http://stenincontest.com). Future plans include launching a traditional road show of the winners in cities around the world before the end of the year. 

About the contest
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, organized by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, aims to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of photojournalism today. It is a platform for young photographers – talented and sensitive individuals open to all things new – to highlight people and events near us.
General media partners: VGTRK (National State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) (Russia), SMOTRIM online-platform (Russia), Rossiya-Kultura TV channel (Russia), Moskva-24 TV channel (Russia).
International media partners: Sputnik news agency and radio (International), RT TV channel and website (International), Independent Media (South Africa). ANA (South Africa), Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG) (China), China Daily (China), The Paper (China), Al Mayadeen (Lebanon).
Industry partners: Russian Union of Journalists (Russia), YOung JOurnalists (Russia),
Russian Photo (Russia), Photo-study.ru (Russia).