For the first time this year, the winning images feature in a special e-book edition which is free to download.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY HERE. 

 

The Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) jury panel have tallied their votes and reached a decision on the best photographers of the MIFA 2021 edition. The awards received entries from all corners of the globe, inciting both professional and non-professional / student photographers to take a chance at being evaluated by internationally renowned photography curators, gallery owners and other luminaries.

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.

Mr. Hossein Farmani, founder of MIFA and Farmani Group, commented, “The depth and creativity we saw in this year’s entries at MIFA are inspiring beyond measure. Photographers from all over the world reached out to us to demonstrate that art, even after a worldwide pandemic, is alive and thriving. I congratulate the winners who, apart from showing us immense skills, have also contributed to the international art world in a great way with their works.”

 

Work of the Category Winners of the 2020 MIFA photography contest has been exhibited at the Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library. This year’s winners collection includes a wide range of printed photographic work, from abstract imagery and breathtaking environments to urban landscapes presented in brilliant detail.

The MIFA jury includes top photo editors, art directors, art buyers, gallery owners, curators, publishers and other influential luminaries.

The exhibition has been opened on December 17 and photography lovers could visit it until January 31, 2021.

Address: 295017, Россия, Республика Крым, г. Симферополь, ул. Набережная им. 60-летия СССР, 29-А.

The Exhibition, which will be held in Moscow, at Bumazhniy passage 14 p. 2, PhotoPro, from September 10 to 15, 2020, will feature the Category Winners of the 2020 MIFA photography contest.

The Exhibition Opening and Winners Cocktail Reception will take place on the evening of Wednesday, September 9th, from 19:00 to 21:00. There will be a meet-and-greet with MIFA winners, jury, and members of the press. Photographers and photography enthusiasts alike will enjoy an exceptional evening of admiring the winning images of the MIFA competition.

In order to support and honour the outstanding work of both professional and amateur photographers around the world during the COVID-19 crisis, MIFA will match ALL cash prizes that are awarded this year with an equal cash donation to the charity of the winning photographer’s choice in their community.


In this unprecedented time in our lives, when we are all facing extraordinary challenges and uncertainties, I wanted to write you a personal message to express my heartfelt commitment that however the future unfolds, we will continue to support the photographic community in every way we can. 

As we try to process all that is happening and adjust to our new reality as it develops, we also try to make sense of all the news and information that is being broadcast to us. It can be confusing and worrying to say the least. And that is why photography is more important right now than ever before, telling the uncensored truth about what’s going on in the world, reminding us that we’re all one family, and showing us the wonders of our beautiful world while we can no longer travel to see it for ourselves.

Your camera is our window. We need you to keep sharing your visions with us.

Our priority is to support and honour the outstanding work of both professional and amateur photographers around the world. One practical way that we want to do this is by matching ALL cash prizes that are awarded this year with an equal cash donation to the charity of the winning photographer’s choice in their community. So, if you win a $1,000 cash prize, we’ll donate an additional $1,000 to any charity—or charities—you choose in your city or country.

These are exceptional times, but I believe that we will come through them stronger than ever and more united in our humanity. And we’ll keep getting your great images out there for the world to see, as long as you keep sharing them with us.

Take care, stay safe, and keep shooting!

Hossein Farmani

President and Founder,

Farmani Group

The Exhibition, which will be held at the Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library from December 10 – 25, 2019, will feature the Category Winners of the 2019 MIFA photography contest, as well as the 2019 Russian IPA regional winners.

Exhibition Details:

Location: Crimean Republican universal scientific library, Naberezhnaya street, 29-A, Simferopol, Republic of Crimea.

The main winners of MIFA 2019 and 40 photographs that were awarded the 1st and 2nd place in the same competition, will be shown to the public in Artel Gallery Cafe “Grey Hall” in Minsk, Belarus. Opening of the exhibition will be held on the 12th of September from 6-9PM.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the astonishing work of talented winning photographers until September 30th when the exhibition is closing.

Address: Artel Gallery Cafe “Grey Hall”, Nezavisimosti Avenue 58/1-6 Minsk, Belarus, 220005

The winning entries of MIFA 2019 and best of IPA RUSSIA winners from 2014 to 2018 will be shown to the public in ARTMUZA, a museum of contemporary art and the largest creative cluster in St. Petersburg. Opening of the exhibition will be held on the 1st of October from 7-9pm.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the astonishing work of talented winning photographers until November 4th when the exhibition is closing.

 

Address: ARTMUZA Contemporary Art Museum, St. Petersburg, 13th line of Vasilievsky island, 72.

MIFA 2019 Winners Exhibition was held at the Moscow Photocenter (Gogolevsky Boulevard, 8) from June 19 – 23, 2019!

On June 19th, the opening of the exhibition of the winners of the international photo contest “Moscow International Foto Awards” – MIFA 2019 took place at the Gogolevsky Photo Center in Moscow where visitors could see the exhibited work of more than 40 MIFA winning photographers.

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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.