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Photofestival 2009

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In 2009 from the 9th to 12th of July in the ancient city Uglich on a picturesque bank of the VolgaRiver the 3rd International Photo Festival called Uglich the face of Russian province was held. Major attraction of this year was the great VolgaRiver, thats why the topic of the Festival sounded like Volga fairy show. Uglich Festival is a field of communication for people fascinated with photography and professionals in the sphere of photo-art. Here photography casts itself as a popular art available to anyone who is able to see the beauty.

The third Photo Festival in Uglich was visited by 120 photographers from 24 cities of the world (Russia, Germany and France) with their families and friends. All the guests of the Festival noted the friendly and warm atmosphere prevailing there.

Operational excellence of the judging panel and workshops leaders were of specific interest. Panel of judges included: Aleksey Nikishin (a photographer, a member of the Commonwealth of artists of Russia, member of the Commonwealth of photo artists of Russia, a member of IFA UNESCO), AndreyBezlepkin (a member of ProfessionalCommonwealth of artists, Commonwealth of artists of Russia) and Dmitry Yatsenko the chief editor of the FORMAG magazine.

In the framework of the Festival program a flash-contest Volga fairy show took place and participants visited the workshops of Nikishin and Bezlepkin. Intense interest and heated discussions were aroused by exhibited works presentation of the FORMAG magazine at the end of photo expedition to Nepal and acquaintance with its participants. The Festival arrangers have prepared a massive entertainment program which would include boating, camping on the banks of the VolgaRiver, viewing of films about photographers and photography and a rousing party In striped vests.

Traditionally the Festival culminated in the opening of the final exhibition (it can be visited at the restaurant RuskayaUsadba (Russian country estate)). Later on the album with the best photo works will be published.

The prizewinners of the Festival were

Grand-Prix of the Festival Mamykin Sergey Vladimirovich, city of Uglich

Nomination: Natives of Volga

1st place: Bergmann Klaus, Idstein (Germany)

2nd place: ProtsenkoKsenia, city of Moscow

3rdplace: Mukhin Boris, city of Moscow

 

Nomination: Etudes

1st place: VitalyPodgurchenko, the city of Maloyaroslavets

2nd place: Sevastyanov Boris, city of Zhukovsky

3rdplace: VasilyevPavel, city of Tver

A special award from the Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Russia in the nomination

Volga fairy show was given to Svetlana Arkhipova from the city of Moscow.

Specially designed prizes were awarded to the authors-winners by Uglich municipal District Administration.

Each year the festival is advancing qualitatively and professionally, and strengthens its level among other photo festivals in Russia. A lot of participants and jurors say that this project should have been advanced, which is the main goal of the festivals organizers. Photofestival in Uglich is a great opportunity to both participants and their families to take part in photo contest and just have a nice time there. Actually the festival is a family event, this year one of the participants was a 3 years old girl. Jurors say that the participants who took part in the festival for the 3d time have improved their professional skills in comparison with previous years. They also say that 30% of the former participants decide to take part in the festival again. This year the participants of the festival added lots of photographs to the photocollection of Uglich. They depicted the city not only as the place full of architectural monuments and historical objects, but as an ancient city on the Volga river which is full of vivifying water of the great river. The participants works depict the life of the provincial city: its changing mood, romanticism and inconsistency.

Festival organizers thank Digital Photo journal, a general information partner. They also appreciate Fotomasterskayamagazine, Fomag magazine, Photosight.ru, Prophotos.ru, Dorozhnoye radio, Avtoradio, Uglich broadcasting company and Uglich newspaper for their help.

Tourism and International relations Department appreciates Youth Department of the Committee for Youth Affairs and Sport, Solnechny youth center, VolzhskayaRivyera hotel, Children Art School and RusskayaUsadba restaurant for their help in organizing the festival.

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Grand-Prix of the Festival Mamykin Sergey Vladimirovich, city of Uglich

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1st place: Bergmann Klaus, Idstein (Germany)

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2st place: ProtsenkoKsenia, city of Moscow

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3rdplace: Mukhin Boris, city of Moscow

  (, I )

1st place: VitalyPodgurchenko, the city of Maloyaroslavets

  (, II )

2nd place: Sevastyanov Boris, city of Zhukovsky

  (, III )

3rdplace: VasilyevPavel, city of Tver

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A special award from the Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Russia in the nomination

Volga fairy show was given to Svetlana Arkhipova from the city of Moscow.


 

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