Russian photographers entered the short-list competition for Sony

CC0 / Hans / Samaravodokanal on a tripod. Archival photoRussian photographers entered the short-list competition for SonyCC0 / Hans / Camera

Twenty-two Russian photographer was included in the shortlist for the international photo contest Sony World Photography Awards 2018, said the press service of the competition.

The Sony World Photography Awards is a worldwide photography organization (WPO), photographers from more than 200 countries and regions represented at the contest about 320 thousand best examples of contemporary photography over the last year. It is noted that this is a record number of applications for the entire 11-year history of the competition.

The Russian participants were noted in a group of professional photographers and so-called «Open competition» — there is assessed work including the genre «street photography», «landscape», «nature». Winner-professional will receive 25 thousand dollars, «photographer of the year» in the «Open competition» — 5 thousand.

«In the framework of the «professional competition» high ratings awarded to four Russian photographer for the impressive series of works from five to ten photos. In the final of the Open competition to select the best one the in each of the ten categories, were the work of four Russian photographers. 14 representatives of Russia entered in top-50 of the best photographers in the world in different categories of the Open competition», — noted in press service.

Anastasia Rakowsky (category «Architecture», Moscow) presented on the professional contest «the gloomy pictures of the monuments of the Second world war, made on the territory of the former Yugoslavia». Asha Myles (category «Current events and news», St. Petersburg) made a series of photographs of women from Gambia and has attracted the most «attention to female genital mutilation on female genital organs».

«Valery sharifulin (category «Sport», Moscow) depicted scenes from the life of a Russian boxer Paul Malikov and his daughter, who supports his father at the international tournament world Boxing Association (WBO) lightweight champion,» — said the organizers of the competition. Mikhail Cottage from Moscow presented their work in the category «Architecture».

In the shortlist for the Open competition included works by Alex Bitiutskikh (category «Superior picture», Voronezh, Russia), Viktor Dontsov (category «still life», Bryansk), Nikolay Gorbunov (category «Landscape and nature», Moscow), Alex moon (category «Superior picture» moon was born in Perm and lives in Neumunster, Germany).

In addition, the shortlist included works by 15 other Russian photographers.

«The works of the finalists and photos shortlisted will be presented at the exhibition Sony World Photography Awards 2018 in London from 20 April to 6 may,» — said the press service. Winners of the contest will be announced on 20 March, the winners of professionals on April 19.