Photos of the winners of the Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest organized by the Rossiya Segodnya news agency under the patronage of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO will be shown in New Delhi for the second time in the history of the Andrei Stenin competition. The exhibition will display dozens of photos by the world’s best young photographers from Russia, India, South Africa, Italy, the US, France and other countries and will open on November 29 at the AIFACS gallery at 1 Rafi Marg, Sansad Marg Area.
The display in New Delhi shows a range of vivid images. The photographic series The Wretched and the Earth taken by Italian Grand Prix winner Gabriele Cecconi is a truly tragic epic about the forced confrontation between man and nature. It focuses on the Rohingya refugees and the southern regions of Bangladesh put on the brink of slow destruction by their migration. The heroines captured by Francis Rousseau (France) for his The Women of Arugam Bay are women from Sri Lanka who decided to learn how to windsurf. One of the most staggering photos that took the first prize in the My Planet category is by Justin Sullivan of South Africa. It depicts an African elephant that was killed by ivory-hunting poachers in Northern Botswana.
The display includes photos taken by four winners from India. Kolkata-based journalist and freelance documentary photographer Debarchan Chatterjee earned an Honorable Mention from the competition jury in the Top News category for his photo focusing on the protest movement. Amit Moulick and Ayanava Sil contributed bright and dynamic pictures to the Sports category. Santanu Dey showed some filigree technique in the Nostalgia on the verge of extinction series to convey features of professions that have become or are becoming extinct in Kolkata – from Bahurupi actors to street glass cutters.
The day before the opening, the curator of the competition Oksana Oleinik noted: “We are pleased that New Delhi is hosting the exhibition by winners of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest for the second time. India is one of the top five countries by the number of submissions for the contest, and I hope that professionals’ interest in our project will grow.” The exhibition is open from 11 am to 7 pm on weekdays until December 5.
About the contest
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest organized by the Rossiya Segodnya news agency under the aegis of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO is aimed at supporting young photographers and drawing public attention to the tasks of modern photojournalism. This is a venue for young photographers who are talented, sensitive and open to everything new. They draw our attention to people and events close to us.