The mission of the «Photographer of the Year 2016» – contest is to support creative activity of professional and amateur photographers, as well as artists working with photography.
One of the most important constituent of photo contest is its jury, which includes the most authoritative representatives of domestic and foreign photography industry, whose credibility is beyond doubt and who enjoy the confidence of participants.
Tatiana Fyodorova - Moldovan artist, photographer, mentor. In focus of her artistic explorations is social and political transformation of the ex-Soviet space, critical re-evaluation of Soviet history and the past through the prism of today. The known conceptual books of the author: "In search of the Soviet artist's social body" (2012), "Soviet passport" (2014), "Factory Red Star" (2014), "Bessarabia and its inhabitants" (2016). In the opinion of Maria Regina Anzenberher - the Viennese gallery owner and director of ViennaPhotoBookFestival, "Soviet passport" is the best photo book dedicated to Eastern Europe for 2015. The works of Tatiana Fyodorova have been shown at prestigious exhibitions and exhibition venues.
Vladimir Parfenok - in creative photography from the mid eighties onwards. He graduated from the renowned Studio-3 study under the guidance of of Valery Lobko (Minsk, 1985-86). Сofounder of the informal photographic association "Pravintsiya", due to the activity of which Minsk has become one of the capitals of the new Soviet photography in the late 1980s.
He worked as columnist of creative photography in the republican magazine "Mastatstva" (1991-2002). Founder of NOVA Gallery of Visual Arts and manager of numerous exhibitions projects there (1996-2013). Editor of the book "Artistic photography in Belarus. 1996-2013." Currently, an employee of the National Center for Contemporary Arts of the Republic of Belarus
Victor Nahorny - Well-known Ukrainian photographer, teacher, businessman, collector and researcher of photography. He is the founder of one of the best photo processing lab in Ukraine used by many respected photographers and artists of the country. Victor is engaged in film technologies mainly. Performs experiments in the area of conceptual landscape.
Emine Ziyatdinova - a documentary photographer from the Crimean steppe province - village of Munus (Serebryanka), Ak'sheihskiy (Rozdolnenskiy) region. She is certified as a photojournalist. Emine received a special education at Ohio University, USA. Documentary photos of Emine attracted attention of such world-renowned publications as CNN, New York Times, EI Pais.
Alexander Lyapin – photographer, art expert, artist and journalist. Worked as a chief editor of the newspaper "Vechirni Visti", magazines "Studiya", "Photo Video Novyny", and "Simfol", was a head of "Fotolenta \ PHL» photoagency. Сurrently, chief editor of Foto.ua portal. Author of hundreds of articles about photography. Supervisor of many photo projects, conducts active exhibition activities. Has been teaching photography for many years. A lot of graduates of Alexander Lyapin Studio become successful photographers, win prizes at prestigious contests, successfully enter art schools beyond and in Ukraine, participate in various grant programs.
The photo contest can participate both professionals and amateurs. In the individual category, you can only send the series.
1. Members upload their works to the contest site and pay the participation fee until 26 February 2017 inclusively.
2. Since February 27, 2017 the acception of works is ceased and the jury starts its work
. By March 24, 2017 the juri is to form a shortlist.
By March 24, 2017 the jury will determine the winners of the competition (Grand Prix "Best Photographer of the Year" and 1-st, 2-nd, 3-rd places in the nominations).
3. From 1 to 14 of March 2017 a vote for the "People's Choice Award will be held».
In April 2017 the awards ceremony will be held
Please, send all questions related to the competition to our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.