Call for Applications: Photo Contest in FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography


Deadline: 1 june 2020


FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at the Sakharov center is pleased to announce our Direct Look photo contest.
The most heated methods of solving issues, disagreements or discord within the society between people and community, civic institutions and state. It is manifested in parties acting against each other and usually accompanied by negative emotions that extend beyond the existing norms and rules.

The topic for the contest: problems pertaining to relations between people and society and state, as well as ways of addressing these problems.

The goal of the contest

  • Facilitate growth and promotion of independent journalism,
  • Support authors who research issues of relationship between people and society and state,
  • Support photo projects based on respect and advocacy of human dignity, underlying principles of the Constitution of Russia and UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

The contest is held in three distinct categories


Thee winners who will take the first place in each nomination will get 30 000 rubles. Nine finalists in three distinct categories will obtain honourable prizes of Direct Look photo contest. Winners series will be shown at the exibition in October 2020. Projects included in the short-list will be printed in the photo contest catalogue.

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