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Cairo to host exhibition of Andrei Stenin photo contest 2016 winners

© Gehad Hamdy

CAIRO, November 17, Rossiya Segodnya Press Service. For the first time, the winning photos of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest will be displayed in Cairo. The exhibition will present selected stories from the categories “Sports,” “My Country,” “World Colors. Harmony of Life” and “Portrait. A Hero of Our Time.” A place of honor at the exhibition will be reserved for the work of Egyptian participant Gehad Hamdy, one of the winners in the Sports category and winner of the online vote, with her photo “The Knights”. Cairo will be the ninth city on the international tour of the contest winners. The exhibition will run between November 20 and 23, 2016, at the Russian Cultural Center at 127 El Tahrir, Ad Doqi A, Cairo.
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest aims to promote young photographers and attract public attention to photojournalism and its mission. It is Russia’s only platform to discover new photojournalists and develop high standards for documentary photography in Russia and the world.  In 2016, about 6000 entries by young photojournalists from 71 countries, including Russia, have been submitted to the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. The contest covers five continents, stretching from Europe and North and South America to Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.  Russian participants are drawn from all corners of the country – from Kaliningrad, Moscow and St. Petersburg to Vladivostok and Yalta. The contest is run by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO.

The 2016 contest is supported by major Russian and international media outlets, news agencies and photo societies. Its general information sponsors are: The Rossiya K TV Channel (Russia Culture), KP.ru, the  news and information portal jourdom.ru portal and the Russian Photo portal. The contest's international information partners are: the Askanews news agency, EFE news agency, EBC, Notimex news agency, RT TV network and portal, The Royal Photographic Society, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), Xinhua news agency,  Independent Media, ANTARA Foto press photo agency. The contest's professional information partners are: the Academy of Photography, the agency Geophoto.ru , the photography educational website photo-study.ru, the Moscow Union of Journalists, the Union of Student and Youth Media,  the portal Young Journalists and the Uglich Photo Parade festival.