Photo Contest Winning Works of Journalist Andrei Stenin to be on Display in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa: Over 50 winning works of Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest will be exhibited for the first time in Ethiopia at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Addis Ababa this weekend, according to Sputnik News Agency. The exhibition, which includes reportage shots and series, sports and ethnographic sketches, urban landscapes and portraits by young photojournalists from Russia, China, India, Bangladesh, Spain, Iran, France, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bahrain and other countries, will be open to the public from January 27th to February 10th 2023. Sputnik reported that the center in Addis Ababa buzzed with excitement at the opening ceremony of the exhibition featuring the winners of the prestigious Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. The photo contest showcase is the first visit of the contest to Ethiopia in its history. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Evgeny Terekhin said visitors will enjoy the masterpieces of modern photography being held in memory of the Russian journalis t Andrei Stenin. "I'm sure that visitors will enjoy the masterpieces of modern photography here. We hope that next year we will see Ethiopian works not only among the participants but among the winners of this renowned competition," he added. International Cooperation Directorate Department Head, Kristina Lyakh said that photojournalists from the countries of the African continent are among the most active participants of the competition. The works in the exhibition were reportedly exhibited in the capitals of South Africa, Argentina and Serbia. The contest is an annual competition organized by Rossiya Segodnya (of which Sputnik is a part) in memory of its photojournalist Andrei Stenin, who was killed on duty in Donbass in 2014. Now hundreds of correspondents around the world, "under the name" of Andrei Stenin, are telling the truth as part of a photo contest, Russian House in Addis Ababa Head Alexander Evstigneev stated. "Honestly, unbiased - about war, about peace, about despair, about hope. And in ea ch frame there is an answer to the question: 'What is all this for?' The answer that Andrei formulated and adhered to until the last day of his life: 'So that they know'," he noted. Source: Ethiopian News Agency