Exhibition "Moscow International Foto Awards | MIFA 2016" Automatic translate
с 21 Июля
по 7 Августа
Галерея “На Каширке”
ул. Ак.Миллионщикова, д.35, корп.5
Exhibition of winners of the Moscow International Foto Awards photo award "MIFA 2016" (Moscow International Photo Award).
Iceberg off the coast of Antarctica, a dust storm in the desert of Morocco, Flatiron building in New York during a disastrous snowfall in 2015, as well as portraits of members of the U2 group and actor Al Pacino, unique footage of the arrival of boats with refugees from the Middle East on the Greek island of Lesbos made by Russian photographer Sergey Ponomarev, who has already received the Pulitzer Prize and WorldPressPhoto Prizes for them, and much more. In total, the exhibition presents a total of sixty works from forty finalists, including a complete series of pictures of the main winners.
More than 4,000 photographers from 85 countries took part in MIFA 2016, including from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Peru, Thailand, Japan, the USA, Canada, Austria, Slovakia, Great Britain and Iraq. The main prize and the title of “Photographer of the Year” was given to Tom Jacobi, a 60-year-old German photographer who has been taking portraits of politicians for Stern and The New Yorker magazines all his life, but has made a lot of impressive nature photo shoots in recent years. His latest series, Gray Matters, has forty unique shots taken on six continents. Winner in the "Discovery of the Year" nomination - Dayana Montesano. The winner in the Moving Images category is Geoff Tompkinson.
At the official opening of the photo exhibition on Wednesday July 20, Lucie Foundation President Hossein Farmani will present the main winners.
MIFA is the annual Russian photo contest for professional and non-professional photographers and student photographers from around the world, which is being held for the third time. MIFA is an ambitious project that aims to develop international photography in Russia and the inclusion of Russian photographers in the global context of contemporary art. The competition is supported by the Lucie Foundation.
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