Photographer of the Year, Asia

Sergei Stroitelev

I am a Russian born freelance photographer and visual artist residing in Georgia and working on a regular basis with Helsingin Sanomat, De Volkskrant, VICE UK/USA, Meduza, Novaya Gazeta, others. My photographic practice primarily focuses on the exploration of the issues of modern society. With the help of different visual languages and forms I look at problems of identity of minorities, gender, health and racial prejudice, ecology, consequences of the conflicts and natural disasters. I often execute very personal photographic projects exploring my very own inner demons, past and family. I am the awardee of the number of international contests such as: NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Bartur Photo Awards, Pictures of the Year International, Pictures of the Year Asia, Istanbul Photo Awards, Direct Look Photocontest, Hellerau Portraits Awards, Luis Valtuena Humanitarian Photography Award and many more.

[ PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, ASIA ] This premier category is open to all photographers — independent, agency, wire service, or newspaper photographers. Please submit 10 to 50 images per portfolio consisting of at least two stories. Single images are optional. Each participant is allowed to enter only one portfolio. All images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Photographer of the Year, Asia

Jilson Tiu
Sandipa Malakar
Uma Bista
Willy Kurniawan
Takaaki Iwabu
Zhou Yang
Parisa Azadi
Ki-Ho Park
Nathan Tsui
Suzanne Lee
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