Silver Camera Awards Ceremony
This exhibition of photographs which opened in December at Manezh had an unusual opening ceremony. Members of the Silver Camera Contest jury met guests as they arrived, and the photographers whose works adorned the walls, were scattered amongst the audience, or standing next to their work. Silver Camera is an annual independent competition for both professional photographers and amateurs. On the 16th of January we eventually learnt the names of participants – and winners. The awards ceremony was held in the beautiful hall of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre. Olga Sviblova (director of the Moscow House of Photography), Igor Burenkov (ROSNANO State Corporation), Nikolay Kanavin (Prolab), Anna Shpakova (Ogonyok magazine) named the grand-prix winners among whom were Igor Makov, Nadezhda Filatova, Sasha Auerbakh. There was no shortage of special prizes from partners of the Contest: MasterCard, VolksWagen, BSGV and Fleming Family and Partners.