Moscow International Foto Awards.
I let those words sink in as I was scrolling down the winner’s page, suddenly seeing my name. Twice.
Earlier that night I saw that the winners were announced, but there was no email in my inbox informing me I was one of them. Hopes were low. Until a familiar thumbnail suddenly appeared, indicating 1st place in Interiors, 2nd place for the whole Architecture category, and a place among those selected for exhibition. Cue shock and disbelief. Throw in a fair amount of shaking. Rinse and repeat, to the bemusement of all cohabitants.
The full list of winners can be found here, and the exhibition will be held at ArtGallery NaKashirke in Moscow, on July 20th.
Each year, MIFA attracts professional and non-professional photographers from all over the world, who are drawn to the prestige that comes with being selected. My own feelings can be summed up with – honoured, excited, and a whole lot emotional.