New Delhi: The week-long Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest exhibition will begin here from November 29. The contest is named after Andrei Stenin, Rossiya Segodnya special photojournalist who died in the line of duty.
The competition is aimed at supporting young photographers and promoting the goals of contemporary photojournalism. This is Russia’s only platform that helps young photographers make a name for them. The annual submission period starts on December 22, on Andrei Stenin’s birthday.
In 2019 the contest set new record – around 6000 entries from 80 countries across five continents were submitted. The winning entries were exhibited around the world: in Moscow, Cape Town, Shanghai, Beirut, Weihai, Madrid, Brussels and other cities.
Last year the exhibition of photographs of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest’s finalists was held in the United Nations office in New York on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
In February 2019 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest premiered exhibition at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society’s Gallery in New Delhi.
In 2018 the winners of the contest, including Indian photographers Ajay Kumar and Amit Moulick, met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during their trip to Moscow for the awards ceremony.
This annual event is for young photojournalists aged between 18 and 33. The contest was founded on December 22, 2014 by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.
Some of the Indian photographers who won the contest in different categories include Debarchan Chatterjee, Amit Moulick, Ayanava Sil, and Santanu Dey.