NEW DELHI, November 29 (Sputnik) — An exhibition of works by winners of the Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest opens on Friday in the Indian capital of New Delhi.
The All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society gallery will display several dozens of photos taken by the world's best young photojournalists who won this year in the prestigious international competition organized by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the auspices of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. The exhibition has already been held in Moscow, Budapest, Cape Town, New York, and Italy's San Donato Milanese.
The Indian exhibition will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including forced migration, the preservation of one's ethnic distinctiveness, ecology, social volunteering and animal protection.
India is represented by Santanu Dey's colorful ethnographic series on the ancient Kolkata's vanishing professions, Debarchan Chatterjee's documentation of protests' against the crackdown on the country's lower and middle classes, and vivid depictions of sporting activities by Amit Moulick and Ayanava Sil.
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was launched in memory of Russian photojournalist Andrei Stenin, killed in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine on August 6, 2014, after his car was shot at and burned on a highway.
Its main goal is to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism. The contest is a platform for young photographers who are talented, empathetic and open-minded as they draw our attention to people and events around us.
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.
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.
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 AlSabeenewspaper 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.