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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An exhibition of photos by winners of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest opened in Tokyo on Tuesday.

    The exhibition hosted by the Russian Embassy in Japan includes 30 photos selected from 6,000 works by photographers from 77 countries. The event was organized by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency with the help of the embassy.

    Rossiya Segodnya's deputy editor in chief Yelena Chepurnykh remarked at the exhibition opening that the number of participants was growing every year.

    "We try to show this exhibition to as many people as possible in many countries. It was in South Africa, Argentina, Belgium, France, China," Chepurnykh said.

    Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin thanked Rossiya Segodnya for the idea to hold the exhibition.

    "I think that the exhibition was successful and it helped make Andrei Stenin Contest more popular and further strengthen friendship and mutual understanding between Russia and Japan," the ambassador said.

    Stella Sivakova, a professor at Soka University, brought Japanese students and professors to the exhibition.

    "The young Japanese were very impressed by the fact that young photographers were in the places where there were military campaigns, earthquakes, they were not scared and they took risks," Sivakova said.

    READ MORE: Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest Premiers Exhibition in New Delhi

    For instance, a photo by Justin Sullivan, Stand Off, shows a police officer pointing his gun at three people hiding under the table. Luis Tato's series documents the unrest in Kenya after the election.

    The exhibition was shown at the UN headquarters on November 2, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

    The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was launched by Rossiya Segodnya under the aegis of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. Its key objective is to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism. The contest celebrates the work of talented and open-minded photographers, whose works captivate viewers' imagination.

    READ MORE: 'Recognition Encourages One to Sustain Hard Times' — Stenin Photo Contest Winner

    In 2019, the general media partners of the contest include the news website Vesti.Ru and the Russian state Rossiya-Kultura TV channel. The international information partners of the contest include Sputnik International Information Agency and Radio, Askanews Information Agency, Independent Media Holding, Notimex News Agency, ANA News Agency, RT channel and website, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), China Daily website, PNA news agency, AlYoum AlSabee newspaper and website, The Paper website, Al Mayadeen media network, Prensa Latina Information Agency, The Nation media group and Renminwang website. The industry partners supporting the contest are the Russian Photo and Photo-study.ru websites, School of Visual Arts, Academy of Photography, the YOung JOurnalists information portal, National Geographic Russia magazine, the Contrastes magazine, the Fotoargenta magazine, the All About Photo website, Cuartoscuro magazine, Delhi Photography Club, EYE Photo magazine and PhotON festival as an international partner.


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