Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest 2022

The Annual Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest is pleased to present an exhibition featuring this year’s winners. It is the best international platform in Russia to discover new photojournalists and develop high standards for documentary photography in Russia and the world. In 2022 around 3000 entries from 54 countries were submitted.

The 2022 winners include young photographers from 14 countries, among them Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy, the Philippines, Spain, the United States and others. For the first time photojournalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Guatemala have made it to the shortlist.

In 2022 the contestants have been judged by the representatives of the world’s largest media outlets and renowned photographers who had judged the Stenin Contest works before.

Top News

Top News: Significant events in the life of individuals and nations are the main subject of entries in the category: major political and social events reports from war zones and places struck by natural disasters and decisive moments in people’s lives.

- 5 Nominated images from "Top News: Singles".
- 3 Key images from nominated "Top News: Series".

Shield WallPOS AA 342 01
GuardsPOS AA 342 02
The funeral of Allameh Hassanzadeh AmoliPOS AA 342 03
Fatigue SleepPOS AA 342 04
Chapel turns to COVID-19 wardPOS AA 342 05
Just NumbPOS AA 342 06
Capitol InsurrectionPOS AA 342 07


Photographs capturing moments in sport: victories of athletes and dramatic losses; daily sports training; the beauty of sports competitions.

- 3 Nominated Images from "Sports: Singles".
- 4 Key images from nominated "Sports: Series".

The man who changed everythingPOS AA 342 09
Snow Dragon DancePOS AA 342 10
The 20th Tour of Qinghai Lake cycling racePOS AA 342 11
Bone crushersPOS AA 342 12
Sport and fun instead of war and fearPOS AA 342 13
Strong wings, steel feetPOS AA 342 14
Boxing is a forbidden sportPOS AA 342 15

Portrait. A Hero of Our Time

Individual or group portraits of people. Photos can be documentary and posed. The determining factor in this category is the author’s ability to reveal the inner world of his characters and express their mental qualities and character through the uniqueness of their appearance and looks.

- 4 Nominated images from "Portrait - A Hero of Our Time: Singles".
- 4 Key images from nominated "Portrait - A Hero of Our Time: Series".

Lights And HopePOS AA 342 16
Hopes for a better lifePOS AA 342 17
Evergreen smilePOS AA 342 18
Ribbons of lossPOS AA 342 19
Hidden dreamPOS AA 342 20
OxygenPOS AA 342 21
OxygenPOS AA 342 22
OxygenPOS AA 342 23

My Planet

Photographs that reflect the entire multicoloured palette of topics and images from all over the world. The author’s task is to show an everyday life kaleidoscope in its timeless beauty and harmony, uniting scenes from everyday life; the life of big cities and small towns; nature pictures; ethnographic and religious holidays.

- 4 Nominated images from "My Planet: Singles".
- 5 Key images from nominated "My Planet: Series".

Red Chili WorkersPOS AA 342 24
Nemo's GardenPOS AA 342 25
Sarajevo WavesPOS AA 342 26
Cracking the IcePOS AA 342 27
Lost Roots: the Olive Trees Apocalypse in ItalyPOS AA 342 28
Children of the arcticPOS AA 342 29
Meet the sea snot as global warming has given usPOS AA 342 30
FloodPOS AA 342 31
AlpaquerosPOS AA 342 32

Xposure hosts solo exhibition spaces for acclaimed photographers along with group exhibitions for professional institutions. All exhibiting photographers will be present during the festival, enabling you the opportunity to meet and talk to them about their work.