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Direct Look Documentary Photo Contest 2020

Direct Look Documentary Photo Contest 2020

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Applications call for Direct Look Documentary Photo Contest 2020. The themes for Direct Look Documentary Photo Contest are problems pertaining to relations between individuals, society and state, as well as ways of addressing these problems.


The goal of the Direct Look Documentary Photo Contest is to

  • Facilitate growth and promotion of independent journalism.
  • Support authors who research issues addressing the relationship between individuals and society and state.
  • Support photo projects based on respect and advocacy for human dignity, fundamental principles of the
  • Russian Constitution and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Thee winners who will take the first place in each nomination will get 30 000 rubles. Winners series will be exposed at the exhibition in October 2020.


  • The Problem: Issues, friction, disagreements, or discord that arise within society between individuals, communities, civic institutions, and states.
  • The Conflict: The most heated methods of solving issues: disagreements or discord within society between individuals, civic institutions, and the state. It manifests itself in parties acting against each other and is often accompanied by negative emotions that extend beyond existing norms and rules.
  • The Compromise: Conflict resolution through dialogue, social change or reform.


  • Each photographer may submit up to three photo series (reports) per category.
  • Each entry shall comprise no less than 7 and not exceed 15 images.
  • All entry descriptions and image captions must be in English.
  • The content of the project, specified at the description, should not be duplicated at image captions.
  • Restriction on the number of characters.
  • The project description should not contain more than 1200 characters, one space per word.
  • Image captions should not contain more than 500 characters, one space per word.



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline01 June,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerDirect Look



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