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Russian and Turkish photographers win Grand Prix of Stenin Competition
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The main award of the Andrei Stenin Photojournalism Competition went to two photographers at once, RIA Novosti reports.
The Grand Prix was awarded to photographer Maria Gelman from St. Petersburg her "М+T" photo series. It tells a love story of elderly people with Down syndrome. They live in the Svetlana social village, created for people with mental and physical disabilities. The photographer noted that the main point of her work was the idea that love has no boundaries.
Gelamn shared the main prize with reporter Sebnem Koshkun from Turkey. She was awarded for a single picture entitled "New danger to life below water: COVID-19 waste." The photographer captured a UN Development Program participant protecting the underwater world as she dives into the Bosphorus.
Andrei Stenin died on August 6, 2014 near Donetsk, completing an editorial assignment. The competition is supposed to preserve his memory. Its other goal is to support young photojournalists and open the way for them to the world of big photography.
Over the years of its existence, this competition has turned into a large international platform where everyone has the opportunity to express their own opinions.