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    Photoreporters From 76 States Send Photos to 2017 Andrei Stenin Photo Contest

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    Young photojournalists from 76 countries have sent approximately 5,000 photographs to the 2017 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest organized by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest aims to support young photographers and to draw public attention to the challenges of photojournalism in today’s world.

    "The contest is in its third consecutive year and each year we see an increase in the number of participating countries and that is good news. The contest has become a real international platform for young photojournalists from across the world. We have already looked through many photographs sent in to the contest… The photographers are trying to attract attention to existing problems and people," Alexander Shtol, the director of Rossiya Segodnya Photo Information Directorate, said.

    Young journalists could submit entries for the contest until March 23, with the greatest number of photographs sent in from Russia, India, Italy, Iran, Belarus, Spain, South Africa, Poland and Bangladesh. In 2017, the most popular categories are "My Planet" and "Portrait. A Hero of Our Time."

    The shortlist for the photo contest is to be announced on May 19, 2017, while the award ceremony will be held in the Russian capital in the fall.

    The international photo contest was first organized in December 2014 in memory of Stenin who was killed in eastern Ukraine on August 6, 2014, when the car he was driving while on an editorial assignment was shot at and burned on a highway.

    • A visitor at the opening of a photo exhibition of the prizewinners in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest in Moscow. File photo
      A visitor at the opening of a photo exhibition of the prizewinners in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest in Moscow. File photo
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    • Visitors at the exhibition by winners of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
      Visitors at the exhibition by winners of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
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    • Photographic exhibition of MIA Rossiya Segodnya news agency photo correspondent Andrei Stenin killed in Ukraine on professional duty.
      Photographic exhibition of MIA "Rossiya Segodnya" news agency photo correspondent Andrei Stenin killed in Ukraine on professional duty.
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    • Photographic exhibition of MIA Rossiya Segodnya news agency photo correspondent Andrei Stenin killed in Ukraine on professional duty.
      Photographic exhibition of MIA "Rossiya Segodnya" news agency photo correspondent Andrei Stenin killed in Ukraine on professional duty.
      © Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev
    • Journalists by the photo exposition of Andrei Stenin, a photo correspondent of the Rossiya Segodnya news agency, who was killed in Ukraine while performing his professional duty.
      Journalists by the photo exposition of Andrei Stenin, a photo correspondent of the Rossiya Segodnya news agency, who was killed in Ukraine while performing his professional duty.
      © Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev
    • Flash mob in support of photographer Andrei Stenin
      Flash mob in support of photographer Andrei Stenin
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    • Andrei Stenin Remembrance Day at Gornyatsky School in Snezhnoye
      Andrei Stenin Remembrance Day at Gornyatsky School in Snezhnoye
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    • A memorial plaque on the wall of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency honoring Rossiya Segodnya press photographer Andrei Stenin who was killed in the line of duty in 2014 in Ukraine.
      A memorial plaque on the wall of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency honoring Rossiya Segodnya press photographer Andrei Stenin who was killed in the line of duty in 2014 in Ukraine.
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    A visitor at the opening of a photo exhibition of the prizewinners in the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest in Moscow. File photo

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