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21 August 2021, 12:03

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A look into the future. Author – Yulia Zimina

Photographers have sent over a thousand pictures of the metropolis and its inhabitants. The jury selected the best 12 from them.

The names of the winners of the VIII competition of urban photography “Planet Moscow” have been announced. An exhibition of works by the finalists opened on the city square of the Moscow City center on August 21.

This year, 1,177 photographs were submitted to the competition. According to the chairman of the jury chapter Department of urban planning policy of the capital Sergei Levkin, Through the creativity of photographers, the competition opens a special look at familiar things.

“Today, large-scale urban development projects are being implemented in Moscow: they are building renovation residential quarters, actively building metro and roads, and reorganizing former industrial zones. The transformations taking place in the city are noticeable to everyone. For photographers, creative people, it was probably not easy to choose among the many pictures in order to send them to the competition. But it became even more difficult for the jury to determine the winners by considering the submitted works. We received wonderful extraordinary photographs, the best of which are presented here at the exhibition, ”he said.

In the nomination “Moscow and Muscovites. Comfortable City “was won by Irina Vershinina with the work” Advertising Break “. The second place was taken by Ksenia Kirillovykh – the author of the photograph “The Rhythm of the City”, the third place was taken by Mikhail Tereshchenko and his work “December in Moscow”.

Valery Sharifulin, who rented taxi cars, became the winner in the “Urban Landscape” nomination. In second place – Vyacheslav Prokofiev, who photographed the training of the air part of the parade dedicated to the 76th anniversary of the Victory. The jury gave the third place to Artem Geodakyan, who sent to the competition a photo of the action “Thank you to doctors” on the facade of the “Cosmos” hotel.

In the category “Architecture of Moscow. Link of Times ”first place was awarded to Sergei Fadeichev, who filmed the air parade last year. The second place was given to Kirill Tsybenko with the work “Moscow Tetris”. The third place was taken by Yulia Zimina with the photograph “Looking into the Future”.

In the fourth nomination “Dynamics of a megapolis” the first place was taken by Daria Klepikova’s photograph “Happy journey”, the second jury awarded the photograph “White Swan over White Square” by Andrei Belavin, third place was taken by Anastasia Mazureva with the photograph “To the Parade”.

In addition, it is not the first time that the winners of the photo competition were also chosen by the participants of the Active Citizen project.

“In“ Active Citizen ”more than 130 thousand Muscovites voted for the finalists of the competition in each of the four nominations. Now the pandemic has made adjustments to the life of the capital with its own rules, but this did not become the main theme of our competitors: their works reflect both the modernity and the historical appearance of Moscow. And “active citizens” also became a part of this competition and made their choice: out of 80 finalists, they determined 12 winners, ”said Evgenia Kostyuchenko, First Deputy Head of the State Institution“ New Management Technologies ”during the award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition.

In the nomination “Moscow and Muscovites. Comfortable city “most of all votes (14 614) got the work” Courier rushes to the rescue “by Alexey Gordienko, 11 682 votes – for the picture” Be healthy “by Yulia Trubnikova, 11 208 – for” Rain in Moscow “by Sergei Karpukhin.

The three leaders in the “Urban Landscape” nomination are as follows: 19,497 likes were put by users of the photograph “Rybak” by Yulia Kalugina, 18,337 – to the photograph “In the shadow of the branches. Naryshkinsky Pond “by Elena Melnikova, 10 213 – to the work” Training of the air part of the Victory Parade “by Vyacheslav Prokofiev.

In the category “Architecture of Moscow. The connection of times “with a margin of more than three thousand votes won the photo” Air parade dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory “by Sergei Fadeichev,” VDNKh “Gleb Khlopunov won 11,188 votes, Alexei Gordienko’s” Donskoy Monastery “received 10,834 votes.

Works by Igor Sobolev (Night Comet, 18,238 votes), Daria Klepikova (Happy Journey, 13,884 votes) and Gleb Khlopunov (Five Corners, 11,111 votes) won in the category “Dynamics of a Metropolis”.

The winners in the nomination were announced earlier “People’s vote” among the semifinalists of the competition. They are Alexander Greshnevikov, Ilya Vorobyov and Daria Klepikova. They were selected in an online survey on the competition website and on the page of the Department of Urban Development Policy on the Facebook social network.

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