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Shortlist Announced for Andrei Stenin Photo Contest 2022

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MOSCOW, June 15 – RIA Novosti. The organizing committee of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (http://stenincontest.com) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 contest. This year, it includes photographers from 14 countries, among them Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy, the Philippines, Spain and others. For the first time, photojournalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Guatemala have made it to the shortlist.


The shortlist of the 2022 winners:

Top News. Singles: 
Artyom Mikryukov, Russia

Dante Diosina JR, Philippines

Esteban Biba, Guatemala

Keyvan Jafari, Iran

Muhammad Amdad Hossain, Bangladesh


Top News. Series: 
Adra Pallón, Spain

Chandan Khanna, India

Mostafa Bassim, Egypt


Sport. Singles:  
Edgar Breshchanov, Russia

Jianfei Xie, China

Long Zhang, China


Sport. Series:
Ali  Sharifzade, Iran

Ercin Erturk, Turkey

Mouneb Taim, Syria 

Yevgeny Konoplyov, Russia


My Planet. Singles:
Abdul Momin, Bangladesh

Armin Graca, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Giacomo d'Orlando, Italy

Rajendra Mohan Pandey, India

My Planet. Series:

Alessandro Cinque, Italy

Artyom Onopriyenko, Russia

Erdem Sahin, Turkey

Filippo Ferraro, Italy

Muhammad Amdad Hossain, Bangladesh 


Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Singles: 
Chandan Khanna, India

Muhammad Amdad Hossain, Bangladesh

Mushfiqul Alam, Bangladesh

Shibasish Saha, India

Vitaly Nevar, Russia


Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. Series:

Danilo Garcia Di Meo, Italy

Ebrahim Alipoor, Iran

Shaghayegh Shayankhah, Iran

Zhanna Fashayan, Russia


Read the full list of the 2022 nominees on the Russian (https://stenincontest.ru/winners2022/) and English (https://stenincontest.com/winners2022/) websites of the competition.



“This year’s works have confirmed once again that photography in the contemporary world is a sustainable art form for communicating and interpreting events of any magnitude. It doesn’t require translation or additional commentary, and is, therefore, universal. Regardless of how challenging the times are, young photojournalists have a masterful command of this universal language and can see beyond the immediate events. They are sharp and talented, and the contest team sincerely wishes them success,” the Andrei Stenin Contest curator Oksana Oleinik commented on the shortlist.

The prize takers, as well as the winner of the Grand Prix, will be announced by the 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), SMOTRIM online-platform, Rossiya-Kultura TV channelMoskva-24 TV channel .

International media partners: Sputnik news agency and radio, RT TV channel and website, Askanews, Independent Media, Telam news agencyANA, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), China Daily, The Paper , Al Mayadeen, Festival della Fotografia Etica.

Industry partners: Russian Union of JournalistsYOung JOurnalistsRussian Photo, Photo-study.ru, Photo Academy, FotoargentaAll About Photo, Artdoc, IPhoto Channel, For Photographers Only, PhotON Festival as an international exhibition partner.