MOSCOW, October 29, Rossiya Segodnya Press Service, - On November 8, Rossiya Segodnya will announce the Grand Prix winner in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. The organizers will keep the name of the winner secret until the last moment and will only reveal it at the awards ceremony which will take place in the Exhibition Complex of the State Historical Museum at 2/3 Revolution Square. The ceremony will be followed by an exhibition of the winners’ works. It will be open for visitors during normal museum working hours on November 9-30. Admission is free.
In 2018, 25 young photographers from 14 countries competed for the Grand Prix. Among them were photographers from Russia, Iraq, Iran, Spain, Italy, Belarus, Israel, South Africa and others. The exhibition will feature some 200 works by the best young photojournalists who try to capture all the complexity of life in their images – from the Biblical beauty of limestone quarries in Upper Egypt to the fast cutting of post-election events in Kenya in the fall of 2017, from the ethnic rites of Nenets nomads in the Arctic to the heated tennis matches of the 2017 French Open.
The State Historical Museum Exhibition Complex will be the first venue for the winners’ exhibition. The photo show will then go on tour at galleries around the world.
About the contest:
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was launched by Rossiya Segodnya under the aegis of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. Its main goal is to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism. This contest is a platform for young photographers; talented, empathetic and open-minded, they draw our attention to people and events around us.
In 2018, the contest jury included representatives from the world’s leading news agencies: AFP (France), Anadolu Ajansi (Turkey), Notimex (Mexico), as well as world-class photographers and editors. The jury was chaired by Ahmet Sel, who is Visual News Editor in Chief for Anadolu Agency (Turkey).
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, Al Mayadeen, 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, School of visual arts..