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20 March 2021, 09:03

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Participants can submit three works in three out of seven nominations.

Applications have opened for participation in the photo exhibition “OBJECTIVELY ABOUT Moscow”, which will be held at the “House on Brestskaya” from 25 August to 4 September. As the head of the capital Department of Urban Development Policy Sergey Levkin, both professional photographers and amateur photographers are invited to participate in it. Works are accepted until August 1

This is not the only event organized by the Urban Policy Department. In addition to the photo exhibition in the “House on Brestskaya”, the department is successfully holding a competition for urban photography “Planet Moscow”, the start of accepting applications for which will be announced additionally.

“In 2019, more than 3,700 photographs were submitted to the Planet Moscow competition, among which were works not only from residents of Moscow, but also from the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Kemerovo regions, Orenburg and neighboring countries. Last year, for obvious reasons, the event did not take place. This year, in connection with the issued decree of the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin on easing quarantine restrictions in the capital, we intend to continue our tradition. I think holding such events is important for the Stroykompleks – through the lenses of cameras we get a real picture of the town-planning changes taking place in the city, ”said Sergei Levkin.

Yulia Kulikova, director of the Mosstroyinform State Budgetary Institution, stressed that an important rule of the Objectively About Moscow competition is that one participant can choose no more than three out of seven nominations, in each of which no more than three works must be submitted. “Photos must be taken between August 1, 2019 and August 1, 2021. The submitted works will be evaluated by an expert commission, which involves reputable photographers, professors of specialized institutions, as well as experts from other fields of art. The best works will be exhibited at the House on Brestskaya, ”added Yulia Kulikova.

You can apply for participation online… Information about the last year’s photo exhibition is available at link.

Nominations of the competition “OBJECTIVELY ABOUT Moscow”

Nomination “Forward to the Future!” is dedicated to scientific discoveries, achievements, technology centers, innovative projects and places inextricably linked with the history of space exploration. It is timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space and the Year of Science and Technology. Contestants can submit photos of unusual architectural objects (as in films about the space future) or the use of virtual reality in everyday life, art, entertainment. Also, images of scientific and technological centers, innovative projects, robots, museums of cosmonautics, monuments to the conquerors of space, multimedia installations, including those shot with the help of drones, are accepted.

In the “Alone with the City” nomination, participants can share their emotions about the challenging 2020. The works can depict people in isolation, characters in masks, examples of social distance and heroic work of doctors, as well as deserted streets and red zones in hospitals.

Photos of positive changes in the image of the capital are accepted in the “Urban Environment” nomination. Participants can reflect the development of the public transport network, the preservation of historical heritage and the improvement of the appearance of Moscow. The photographs may include objects of restoration, public transport, road junctions, landscaped streets, parks or embankments.

Those who have been able to see the city from an unusual angle, change the angle of view are invited to participate in the “Geometry of Space” nomination. These can be photographs taken from unusual points, which have objects of architecture, public spaces, reflections, play of shadows, the horizon line.

The nomination “At the junction of eras” is intended to remind that the capital keeps the memory of almost nine centuries of development. Here, modern buildings coexist with 18th century manors. The photo may show examples of wooden architecture or Soviet architecture, ancient temples and churches, estates and architectural ensembles of the 17th and 19th centuries, as well as modern objects in Moscow.

The most emotional nomination is “The Magic of Place”. Participants need to show their favorite places of the city, where they feel something fabulous, magical, unusual, or these places seem to the author ideal for relaxation and enjoyment, return to childhood. The photo can depict a street, courtyard, park, sports complex, amusement park, zoo, city panorama and much more.

For fans of shooting on a smartphone, the nomination “Mobile Photographer” is open. The camera is not always at hand when it is needed, so mobile photography has already developed into a kind of original art form. Any location of the capital can be presented in the competition works, the main thing is that they should be filmed using a smartphone.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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