MONTEVIDEO (Sputnik) — An exhibition of over 30 photographs by the finalists of the 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, organized by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the aegis of the Commission of Russia for UNESCO, is set to open in Uruguay on Wednesday.
The opening ceremony will take place in the country's parliament, with the exhibition, which is free of charge, set to close on June 25. The finalists of the contest represent such countries as India, Iraq, Italy, Russia, Spain and Turkey, among others.
Before arriving in the Uruguayan capital, the photographs were exhibited around the world: in Argentine, Belgium, Russia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Spain, South Africa and the United States.
The contest is named after Rossiya Segodnya's photo correspondent — Andrei Stenin — who was killed while covering the conflict in the east of Ukraine in 2014.
The main goal of the contest is to support young photographers, aged between 18 and 33, and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism.
In 2018, the contest jury included representatives from the world's leading news agencies: France's Agence France-Press, Turkey's Anadolu Agency, Mexico's Notimex news agency, along with a number of world-class photographers and editors.
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 2019 the general media partners of the contest include the news website Vesti.Ru and the Russian state Rossiya-Kultura TV channel. The international information partners of the contest include Sputnik International Information Agency and Radio, Askanews Information Agency, Independent Media Holding, Notimex News Agency, ANA News Agency, RT channel and website, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), China Daily website, PNA news agency, AlYoum AlSabee newspaper and website, The Paper website, and Al Mayadeen media network. The industry partners supporting the contest are the Russian Photo and Photo-study.ru websites, School of Visual Arts, Academy of Photography, the YOung JOurnalists information portal, the Contrastes magazine, the Fotoargenta magazine, the All About Photo website, and PhotON festival as an international partner.