Erika Valkovicova

MIFA 2022 – Submissions Closed

Winners will be announced soon!

About The Awards


Congratulations to all winners! The two photographers who showed us a glimpse of the most outstanding views through their photography were George Mayer, with his project “Anima”, receiving the MIFA Photographer of the Year title along with a $3,000 prize and Salvatore Montemagno for his COVID-inspired series, Suspended Lives, receiving the New Talent of the Year title with a $2,000 cash prize. They will each be awarded the MIFA trophy. The nine category winners in both professional and non-professional / student fields will receive a $100 cash prize each. As in previous years, works of winners will be exhibited for the Russian and international art community in galleries and art centers.


Moscow International Foto Awards

The mission of the Moscow International Foto Awards is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work.


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MIFA was founded with the mission to share the world’s best photographic talent with the creative community in Moscow and beyond—the same community that is now speaking with a strong voice against the conflict in Ukraine.

We believe that photography is one of the strongest and most important mediums of communication, sharing truth in a powerful way, and we remain committed to this purpose. We will continue to share great photography and give a visual platform for all people to share their truth with the world.

We support the people of Ukraine during this time, we strongly condemn the acts of war and aggression being inflicted on them, and will do all in our power to support the photographic community of Ukraine.