The jury of the XV photo contest "Sights-2022"
Svetlana Bulatova , freelance documentary photographer, lecturer, graduate in historical research methodologies. Member of the Board of Trustees of the international Women Photograph organization.
Publications: National Geographic (USA), Reuters, British Journal of Photography, Bloomberg, Calvert Journal, Spectrum News, EEP Berlin, Analog Magazine, Scena9, Roads & Kingdoms, Here Magazine, The Morning Calm, Autism Parenting Magazine, Русский репортёр , Novaya Gazeta, Такие дела, Сеанс, etc.
You can get acquainted with the works of the author on the official website of the photographer.
Anton Savitsky, professional photographer.
20 years experience in photography. One of the organizers of the Russian Society of Pinhole Photography Lovers, member of the Italian Slow Photo photographic society, curator and activist of the Zerno photography Gallery, employee of the ROSPHOTO museum and exhibition center. Administrator of pinhole.ru the alternative photography forum, curator of the international exhibition Pinhole Practice, organizer of exhibitions and master classes in Russia and abroad.
Participation in exhibitions, festivals, biennials:2011 – Festival, master class “Сушка во Владимире“, Art Hall, Vladimir
2011 – Exhibition “Pinhole in Minsk“, Center for Contemporary Arts, Minsk, Belarus
2012 – Exhibition “Obscura 2.1”, "Art-And-Fact” Gallery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2011 – Exhibition “Pinhole Practice” Art Center and Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg
2013 – Exhibition, master class “Slow Photo project”, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Bologna, Italy
2014 – Festival, master class “World Day of Pinhole Photography”, CCA im. Kurekhin, St. Petersburg
2017 – Exhibition “Pinhole project”, Center for Creative Photography, Jyväskylä, Finland
2020 – Exhibition, master class “World Pinhole Photography Day”, ROSPHOTO, St. Petersburg
2021 – Exhibition “Pinhole XXI”, Zerno Gallery, St. Petersburg
2022 – Performative exhibition “4/9”, Zerno Gallery, St. Petersburg
2022 – Exhibition “New look at St. Petersburg”, Legislative Assembly, St. Petersburg
2022 – Exhibition “Там, где ты”, Nikolsky rows, St. Petersburg.
Andrey Chepakin, photographer, photojournalist, photo editor.
He collaborated with the largest Russian and foreign publications and agencies – from «Ogonyok» and «Moscow News» to Newsweek and Esquire. Filmed his projects in Italy, England, Greece, China, France, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Spain, Norway and other countries. Works in various genres and directions – from hot spots to the "Kremlin pool". As a sports photographer, he photographed at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships, World Cups in various sports. Recently, he has been constantly collaborating with the Anna Bogaliy Cup.
Laureate of international and national awards. He was the first Russian photographer to receive the highest professional award «Golden Pen» in the field of photojournalism. He was claimed to be a journalist of the year in St. Petersburg. He was awarded the Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg in the field of journalism. Laureate of national and international awards in the field of culture and art.
Author of a number of solo exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Chairman of the Guild of Photojournalists of the Union of Journalists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
Member of the Board of the Union of Journalists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
Natalia Kamolinkova, current municipal deputy, environmentalist, blogger, accessible environment activist and a girl who is wheelchair-bound.
The motto that Natalya Kamolinkova adheres to in her life sounds like this – «All the curbs are only in your head». It takes quite a bit to observe her life to be convinced of the truth of these words. This fragile, but strong girl proves to everyone daily that everyone can win and find their place in life in any life situation, you just have to want it and make an effort. She goes in for sports, travels, takes an active part in charity events and conferences. Her life is a movement, a kaleidoscope of events and stories. For the fourth year in a row, Natalya Kamolinkova supports the idea of the «Sights» photo contest – she is an information partner and a member of the jury.
You can get acquainted with Natalia Kamolinkova on her Instagram blog..
Alexander Belenky, senior lecturer at the Higher School of Journalism and Mass Communications, St. Petersburg State University.
Collaborated as a photojournalist with many publications in Russia and abroad:
Staff correspondent: 1987-1988 «Izhorets» newspaper, 1988-1995 «Smena» newspaper, 1993-1998 «Kommersant» publishing house, 1996-2013 English-language newspaper «The St.Petersburg Times».
Collaborated with "Spark", "Domovoy", “Newsweek”, "Pulse" magazines.
Has “Sunday Times”, “Boston Globe”, “New York Times”, Hufvudstadsbladet, Ilta Sanomat, Talloselamma, Aamulehti, Appelberg publications.
2001 – photographer on the set of Alexander Sokurov's painting «Russian Ark».
Author of several books and tutorials on photography and photojournalism:
2006 – «Photography, school of excellence»,
2009 – «Digital Photography», Peter Publishing House,
2011 – «Photography in difficult conditions»,
2013 – «Digital photography. School of Excellence», Peter Publishing House,
2013 – «Practical photography»,
2016 – «Photojournalism in modern media», Publishing house of St. Petersburg State University VShZhMK, 2021 – «Photojournalism in modern media», Publishing house «Kronus», Moscow.
Exhibitions and prizes:
1994 – second place in the international photo contest «Interphoto», Moscow
1997 – personal exhibition House of Journalists, St. Petersburg
2003 – collective exhibition Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg
2003 – exhibition «Attic» of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg
2004 – international exhibition in Tbilisi
2004 – International European Documentary Film Festival Sibiu, Romania
2005 – collective photo exhibition «Horizons» Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg
2006 – prize in the portrait category, photo contest «The Best Photojournalist 2006», St. Petersburg
2006 – First Prize in the British Consulate General Photo Contest «Разные люди»
2010 – winner of the photo contest under the auspices of National Geographic «The best photo taken in Finland», Moscow
2010 – winner of the photo contest of the Spanish center ADELANTE, St. Petersburg
2011 – photo exhibition «Мелодии и страсть Средиземноморья. Italy, Spain», Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg
2011 – second prize in the reportage genre of the All-Russian photo contest «Эпохи зримые черты»
2012 – photo in the collection «The Best Photos of Russia»
2013 – photo in the collection «The Best Photos of Russia»
2018 – personal exhibition at the Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg
2019 – first place for the collective monograph «Aesthetics of Journalism» together with colleagues from St Petersburg University.
You can get acquainted with the works of the author on the personal page of the photographer.
Pavel Platonov, Petersburg photographer.
The main direction of professional activity is subject photography. Author of thirteen solo exhibitions, participant of six exhibitions, curator of several photo projects, for many years he has been a jury member of the «Sights» contest.
You can get acquainted with the works of the author on the official website of the photographer.
Jury of previous years
Natalya Koroleva – press secretary of the Committee for Social Policy of St. Petersburg;
Natalia Kamolinkova – is an active municipal deputy, an ecologist by profession, a blogger, an activist for an accessible environment and a girl who is wheelchair-bound;
Nadezhda Titova – documentary photographer, curator of photo projects;
Sergey Yelesin – photographer, photojournalist. Winner of the International Photo Contest «Sights-2020»;
Pavel Platonov – St. Petersburg photographer;
Svetlana Agapitova – Commissioner for Children's Rights in St. Petersburg;
Dmitry Antipin – Head of the Department of Social Programs and Interaction with Public Associations of the Committee for Youth Policy and Interaction with Public Organizations;
Galina Artyomenko – correspondent of Information Agency Regnum;
Tatyana Atalyan – is a photo correspondent for the newspapers "On Nevsky", "Digital Photo", "Sport Market", "Techno Market". Participant of city, regional and international festivals and photo contests. Winner of the photo contest "Golden Pixel";
Sofia Bykova – representative of the winner of the photo contest Sights 2015;
Yulia Voronetskaya-Sokolova – Senior Lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television, author of research on the topic "The image of a special person in screen arts";
Alexey Gorshenin – winner of the photo contest "Sights 2017";
Julia Gusak – Director of the St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution "Center for Social Rehabilitation of the Disabled Persons";
Victoria Dubovskaya – press secretary of the Committee for Social Policy of St. Petersburg;
Natalia Evdokimova – Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Council of St. Petersburg, Member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society and human rights, Advisor to the Commissioner for Human Rights in St. Petersburg;
Nonna Ermilova – Deputy Editor-in-Chief of "Radio Maria", member of the St. Petersburg Union of Journalists;
Larisa Ermolaeva – Deputy Director for Creative Work of the "Troitsky" Cultural Center;
Irina Zanina – executive director of the theater "ШедЭврика" of the St. Petersburg Association of Public Associations of Parents of Disabled Children;
Elena Ignatieva – teacher of additional education at the "Debut" media workshop, St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution "Nevsky" Teenage Center" in the direction of "Photojournalism", photojournalist, winner of the competitions "Петербургская жара", "Best of Russia";
Svetlana Isvandiyarova – Consultant for the professional rehabilitation of disabled people of the St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution Center for the "Rehabilitation of the Disabled Persons";
Alexander Kolesin – President of the St. Petersburg public organization "Center for Practical Habilitation of Children with Hearing and Vision Impairment", winner of the XI professional competition of journalists in St. Petersburg "Golden Pen` 2005", executive secretary of the jury of the "Sights" photo contest;
Ekaterina Mayboroda – press secretary of the Committee for Social Policy of St. Petersburg;
Maria Nebesnaya – video artist of "Russian AHE Engineering Theatre", Moscow "LIQUID THEATER";
Yana Nazaryan – winner of the photo contest "Sights 2016";
Sergey Romashev – winner of the photo contest "Sights 2020";
Anatoly Smyslov – winner of the photo contest "Sights 2013";
Fedor Sobolev – winner of the photo contest "Sights 2014";
Alexey Sukhopar – St. Petersburg photographer, photo artist;
Natalya Shitova – Head of the Department of Culture of the Administration of the Nevsky District (2009);
Dmitry Shubin – is an artist-photographer, author of more than 11 international, all-Russian and regional photo exhibitions (2000-2008), participant of more than 40 group exhibitions (1993-2008). The author's works are presented in the collections of the State Russian Museum and the Museum of Nonconformist Art (St. Petersburg), private collections;
Alexandra Shurkina – practicing psychologist, lecturer at the Faculty of Philology, St. Petersburg State University;
Natalya Yakovenko – is a specialist of the State Russian Museum – the sector of film, photo and video documents. Photographer. Participant of city, regional and international festivals and photo contests. Winner of the photo contest "Sights 2006".