George Mayer

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) Announces Winners of 2021

July 5, 2021


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.”