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Valery Melnikov

Bio fotografo

IT – Valery Melnikov è nato a Nevinnomyssk, Valery Melnikov ha studiato giornalismo a Stavropol, in Russia. La sua carriera fotografica è iniziata quando ha iniziato a lavorare per il giornale del Caucaso settentrionale. Per dieci anni è stato fotografo dello staff per la casa editrice Kommersant e dal 2009 per l’agenzia di stampa internazionale Rossiya Segodnya.

Valery Melnikov si è dedicato a documentare la vita politica e sociale delle società in conflitto. La biografia professionale di Valery comprende la copertura della guerra cecena, il conflitto tra Georgia e Ossezia del Sud, la guerra libanese nel 2006, la rivolta della Repubblica Mali, la guerra civile siriana. Nel 2014, Valery iniziò a documentare la guerra nell’Ucraina orientale.

Questo lavoro continua nel suo attuale progetto in corso, Black days of Ukraine, su persone civili ordinarie che sono diventate partecipanti allo scontro militare contro la loro volontà.

Valery ha ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti per il suo lavoro, tra cui World Press Photo, Magnum Photography Awards, Pictures of the Year International, Sony World Photography Awards, LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards. Il suo lavoro è stato esposto in Francia, Austria, Italia, Stati Uniti, Germania, Regno Unito, Russia e altri paesi.

Valery Melnikov attualmente vive a Mosca.

EN – Born in Nevinnomyssk, Valery Melnikov studied journalism in Stavropol, Russia. His photographic career began when he started to work for the North Caucasus newspaper. For ten years he was a staff photographer for Kommersant publishing house and since 2009 for international news agency Rossiya Segodnya.

He has dedicated himself to documenting the political and social life of societies in conflict. Valery’s professional biography includes coverage of Chechen war, conflict between Georgia and South Ossetia, Lebanese war in 2006, uprising of Mali Republic, Syrian civil war. In 2014, Valery began documenting war in Eastern Ukraine. This work continues in his current ongoing project, Black days of Ukraine, about ordinary civil people who became the participants of the military confrontation against their will.

Valery has received many awards for his work, including World Press Photo, Magnum Photography Awards, Pictures of the Year International, Sony World Photography awards, LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards. His work has been exhibited in France, Austria, Italy, USA, Germany, UK, Russia and other countries.

Valery Melnikov  currently lives in Moscow.

Exhibitions

  • 2019 — Personal exhibition, International biennial of photography Photolux, Lucca, Italy
  • 2016 — Exhibition of the Bourse de Talent winners, National Library of France, Paris
  • 2016 — Personal exhibition, FOTOFORUM Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2015 — Exhibition of the ANI-PIXPALACE AWARD winners, Paris, France
  • 2015 — Group exhibition “Urban Maze”, Kunstwerk Nippes Gallery, Cologne, German
  • 2014 — Group exhibition “Crisis in Ukraine”, Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
  • 2014 — Personal exhibition “Standby”in the international photo festival “Photoparade”, Uglich, Russia
  • 2013 — Group exhibition of Kandinsky Prize nominees, Moscow, Russia

Awards

  • 2019 — Budapesht International Photo Award, Photographer of Year
  • 2019 — Photolux Festival, Intarget Photolux Award 2019, Italy, Winner
  • 2019 — Direct Look photo contest, FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography, Russia, 2nd Prize
  • 2018 — World Press Photo, Netherlands, 2nd Prize
  • 2017 — World Press Photo, Netherlands, 1st Prize
  • 2017 —The Prix de la Photographie PX3, France, 1st Prize
  • 2017 — Life Framer Photography Award, USA, 1st Prize
  • 2017 — Circle of Life contest, International Photo festival “Vilnius Photo Circle”, Lithuania, Finalist
  • 2017 — Lense Culture, Exposure Awards, USA, Finalist
  • 2016 — Bourse Du Talent, France, Winner
  • 2016 — Magnum Photography Awards, USA, Winner
  • 2016 — Prix International des Nouvelles Ecritures, France, Winner
  • 2016 — Fine Art Photography Awards, USA, 2nd Prize in Photojournalism category
  • 2016 — Circle of Life contest , International Photo festival “Vilnius Photo Circle”, Lithuania, Winner
  • 2016 — Pictures of the Year International (POYI), USA, Award of Excellence in Portrait series and Award of Excellence in Multimedia news story
  • 2016 — Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents, France, Finalist
  • 2015 — LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, USA, 1st Prize
  • 2015 — Kontinent photography Awards, Turkey, Honorable mentions
  • 2015 — Direct Look photo contest, FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography, Russia, 2nd Prize
  • 2015 — Leica Oscar Barnack Award, Germany, Finalist
  • 2015 — Sony World Photography Awards, UK, 2nd Prize in the current affairs category
  • 2015 — Kolga Award, Kolga Tblisi Photo, Georgia, 1st Prize in the reportage category
  • 2015 — DAYS Japan International Photojournalism Awards, Japan, 2nd Prize
  • 2015 — China International Press photo contest (CHIPP), 1st Prize in the War & Disaster News Singles and 1st Prize in the War & Disaster News Stories
  • 2014 — Professional Photographer of the Year Contest, UK, 1st Prize in the News category
  • 2014 — China International Press photo contest (CHIPP), 1st Prize in the Portraits category and 2nd Prize in the People in the News category
  • 2014 — Silver Camera contest, Russia, Winner in “Faces” nomination
  • 2013 — Kandinsky Prize in the field of contemporary art, Russia, Nominee
  • 2013 — Sebastopol International photo festival, Ukraine, 1st Prize
  • 2013 — China International Press photo contest (CHIPP), 3d Prize in the War & Disaster News Stories
  • 2013 — International photo festival “Photoparade in Uglich”, Russia, 1st & 2nd Prize
  • 2013 — Circle of Life contest , International Photo festival “Vilnius Photo Circle”, Lithuania, Finalist
  • 2012 — Efremov photojournalism contest, Russia, 1st Prize
  • 2012 — Black and White Spider Awards, USA, Nominee
  • 2010 — Knokke-Heist photo festival, Belgium, The Silver Award

VALERY MELNIKOV

Le foto in Ucraina di Valery Melnikov, che hanno vinto il World Press Photo

Vincitrici della categoria Long-Term Projects, raccontano il conflitto in Ucraina – estate 2014

Valery Melnikov
A house destroyed during an air attack in the village of Luhanskaya
Valery Melnikov
A citizens in the village of Luhanskaya after the air attack

Contacts

 

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IL MATERIALE DEL PRESENTE ARTICOLO E’ DERIVATO DA UNA RACCOLTA MULTIPLA RICAVATA DA ARTICOLI ED IMMAGINI DI DIVERSE  FONTI E SITI UFFICIALI E DA NOI ELABORATO E RAGGRUPPATO PE COMPATTARE AL MEGLIO LE DIVERSE INFORMAZIONI PRESENTI IN RETE

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