On February 24, 2022, the Russian government launched a war against Ukraine, which caused strong anti-war sentiment in Russia. Several hundred thousand Russians were forced to leave Russia due to disagreement with state policy and the danger of political persecution. Armenia turned out to be one of the centers of Russian emigration, where over 150,000 people emigrated in 2 months. Many had to leave everything in Russia: apartments, work and belongings, however, they do not plan to go back and continue to protest against the war.

First Place

Russian Anti-war Emigration

Anastasia Shubina

Anastasia Shubina is a multidisciplinary artist from St. Petersburg. She works with documentary and conceptual photography, film and video art. He has a philosophical education, as well as education in the field of cinema and photography. Her work has been presented at solo and group exhibitions, as well as at a number of film festivals in Europe, Asia, America and Australia. Finalist and winner of competitions. In her personal projects, she explores the themes of mythology, anthropology, and historical trauma.

[ PORTRAIT SERIES ] A series of photographs that reflects a strong sense of identity or narrative. Respect for the dignity of the person is important. Submissions do not have to adhere to documentary principles. Alternate processes and digital manipulations are allowed. Each submission consists of 5 to 10 images. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 3 submissions. All images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Portrait Series
Sandipa Malakar
Willy Kurniawan
Zhou Yang
Ki-Ho Park
Suzanne Lee
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