Sergei Stroitelev, BIO  I am a freelance photographer...
Sergei Stroitelev, BIO

I am a freelance photographer working with VICE UK/USA, De Volkskrant, Takie Dela, Meduza, Novaya Gazeta, others.

My photographic practice is particularly committed and investigates people in the contexts of social injustices and consequences of conflicts all around the globe. With the help of different visual languages, dignity and respect towards my characters I look at the problems of migration, identity of minorities, discrimination on the basis of gender, health and race, ecological issues.

I am the awardee of the number of international contests such as:
-NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2023 - 2nd place in Portrait Series category / Honorable Mention in Portrait Singles category (USA)
-Shortlist at Gomma Grant 2023 in Main Prize category
-Nominee at Fine Art Photography Awards 2023 in Professional People category
-Winner of IPOY (Indian Photographer of the Year) 2022 in Portrait category (Hyderabad, India)
-One of the winners of 2023 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival open call in Arts and Photography category
-One of the winners of Helsinki Photo Festival 2022 open call (theme "Believe")
-1st place at Istanbul Photo Awards 2022 in Portrait Story category (Istanbul, Turkey)
-Pictures of the Year Asia 2022 - Finalist in Photographer of the Year category / Finalist in Portrait Singles category (Asia)
-2nd place at Neutral Density Photography Awards 2022 in Editorial category
-Silver at PRX (Prix de la Photographie Paris) 2022 in Press Professional category
-Honorable Mention at International Photography Awards 2022 in Professional / Editorial - Personality category
-Finalist of Kuala Lumpur Portrait Photography Prize 2022 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
-Finalist of Urban Photo Awards 2022 in Projects and Portfolios category
-Shortlist at Gomma Grant 2022 in Documentary category
-Shortlist at Vonovia Photography Award 2022 (Hannover, Germany)
-One of the winners of the Indian Photofestival 2021 open call (Hyderabad, India)
-1st place at Bartur Photo Awards 2021 in Unity in Diversity Professionals category (Germany)
-Bronze at Budapest International Photography Awards 2021 in People / Portrait category
-One of the winners of Riga Photomonth 2021 open call (Riga, Latvia)
-Award of excellence at Pictures of the Year International 2021 in Portrait series category (USA)
-Award of excellence at Pictures of the Year Asia 2021 in Portrait singles category (Asia)
-Jury's special mention at Luis Valtuena Humanitarian Photography Award 2020 (Mardid, Spain)
-One of the winners of Debuts 2018 Photocontest by Doc! Photomagazine (Warsaw, Poland)
-1st place at Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 in Daily Life category (Istanbul, Turkey)
-3rd place at Direct Look International Photocontest 2018 in Compromise category (Moscow, Russia)
-Finalist of Hellerau Portraits Photography Award 2017, 2018 (Germany)
-Winner of Luis Valtuena Humanitarian Photography Award 2016 (Madrid, Spain)
-Grand prix at Non-accidental Witness photocontest 2016 (Voronezh, Russia)
-Stenin International Photocontest - 3rd place in Top News Series category / Honorable Mention in Ton News Singles category (Moscow, Russia)
-Jury’s Special Award at Humanity Photo Award 2015 (Shangri-La, China)
-1st place at the Young Photographer of Russia photofestival 2014, 2015, 2016 (Moscow, Russia)
-Winner of Golden Pen Photojournalism Award in the Photo of the year category 2015, 2016, 2019 (SaintPetersburg, Russia)

I also teach (online) photography at Fotografika academy in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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