Indian photojournalists leave a mark in Russia’s Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest is an annual exhibition for young photojournalists

Qazi M Raghib

The fourth edition of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, being exhibited for the first time in India, was inaugurated in New Delhi on Feb 22. Being held at New Delhi’s AIFACS Gallery, the exhibition witnessed around 6000 entries from younger photojournalists from 77 countries.

The exhibition, which will run from Feb 22-28, is being organised by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency under the aegis of the Commission of Russia for UNESCO.

This year, two Indian photographers, Ajay Kumar from Lucknow and Amit Moulick from Kolkata, were awarded prizes in different categories. The two Indian photoscribes had been felicitated by Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a ceremony in Moscow.

Speaking to National Herald, Moulick, who has won the the third prize in the sports’ category, said that the award was a major morale booster for him. Giving a background of his award-winning photograph of a street-wrestling match at Kolkata’s Bada Bazaar area, he said that he didn’t expect that his photograph would receive the laudatory reception that it went on to receive.

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