“Pure Vision” Ecological Photography Exhibition

The ecological photo contest “Pure Vision”

The Art of photography is an art of being “here and now”, dealing both with transitory and everlasting subject matter. For this reason it is a very effective instrument in heightening the ecological awareness of society. Ecological photography is literary a photographer’s point-of-view, showing not only his opinion concerning environmental problems, but capable of inspiring people to take a look around and contemplate what is awaiting us in our future, our children’s future and the future of our planet Earth.

The Ecological Photography Competition “Pure Vision” is an opportunity to truly reveal the beauty and uniqueness of nature, captured in a moment of absolute purity. It is an urgent and non-traditional view of environmental problems, which man has caused and nearly become accustomed to.

Photos, sent to participate in the competition, reflect the main topics of ecological concern: air, water, and soil pollution as a result of human industrial activity; global climate change; animals in the human world.

Genres: landscapes, animalistic, journalistic, fine-art photography, macro photography.

Competition jury chairman – Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Winners:

I place
«Painting lessons»
Elena Tsykal
II place
«Last picnic»
Dmitry Norov
III place
«I also want to live!»
Dmitry Utkin

Competition internet-provider – PhotoAwards
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ECO-PHOTO – 2009 Exhibition

«MAN – NATURE – CIVILIZATION. Which is bigger..?»
May 15th – June 7th , 2009
“PURE VISION” Ecological photography competition best works exhibition within ECOPHOTO-2009 project with the assistance of Russian Federation’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Government of Moscow
Territory of «Krasniy Oktyabr» complex (Bersenevskaya emb., 8, buid.1)

Fixating the planet’s elusive beauty, human conflicts and the harmonious coexistence between man and nature. These topics have become the main ones for the “Pure vision” ecological photography competition. The photo competition and exhibition organizer is the «ECOLOGY and WORLD» foundation together with WWF, based on Photoawards.ru portal

The sincerity of the photographer’s message as an un-biased and sometimes shocking view of a problem that we often ignore, unifying beauty and ugliness in one shot – the competition has touched upon a problem of personal responsibility, including the photographer as a “witness”. It is our responsibility for what we do with the planet, with the environment surrounding us, with the ‘home’ where we live.

Competition jury chairman – is the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an iconic figure in the world of ecological photography. According to his words he was impressed with the high professional level of the participants. Yann Arthus Bertrand – on “ECOPHOTO” exhibition, May 21, 2009.

The “best works” exhibition took place from May 15th to June 7th in a unique spherical pavilion, erected using SPACE-EXPO technology on the territory of the «Krasniy Oktyabr» complex, which is a central cultural site of Moscow that specializes in the promotion of modern art projects.

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