MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS’ mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Our affiliate competition, Tokyo International Foto Awards exhibits our winners’ work in Tokyo, Japan. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work. This year the jury consisted of 38 professional photographers, curators, editors, gallery owners from around the world.

People: This category is for photographs where people are the focus, whether a single person or a group, showing the human aspect of life in all its wonderful variet

  1.    Children—portraits of children and youth
  2.    Culture—images that tell a story about a people and their culture or traditions
  3.    Family—photographs highlighting family and what it means
  4.    Lifestyle—the art of ‘everyday’, photos showing real-life events or milestones, people and their way of life
  5.    Portrait—artistic images capturing the personality of a person or group of people
  6.    Self-Portrait—photos representing the artist taken by the artist
  7.    Wedding—images of wedding or engagement celebrations, ceremonies, or traditions, and the people taking part

First Place Category Winners

$100 cash prize each, Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People, Professional and emerging/student. (Paypal or Amazon gift card) *One cash prize per entry only. MIFA winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the following year in addition to the following benefits:

  • Work will be showcased in Best of Show exhibition in Moscow and beyond
  • Work showcased on the main page of the website, and in the online gallery exhibition
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in MIFA Community
  • Online printable MIFA certificate of achievement
  • Winner’s logo to be used online and on printed materials.

Again, photography made me very happy. At the Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA), I became the People Photographer of the Year! The photo that brought me this big award is “Muddy Childhood” and it became the first in the “People” category. I have more awards in the same category. I have a total of 11 prizes from the competition:

Muddy Childhood – 1st Place 2021 / People – see here

The Power of Faith – 2nd Place 2021 / Events – see here

The Power of Faith – Gold 2021 / Events / Other – see here

The Boy – Gold 2021 / People / Portrait – see here

Muddy Childhood – Gold 2021 / People / Children – see here

Together Forever – Silver 2021 / People / Portrait – see here

Last Forces – Bronze 2021 / People / Culture – see here

Home Prison – Bronze 2021 / People / Portrait – see here

My power – Honorable Mentions /People / Portrait – see here

The boy from the mountain – Honorable Mentions / People / Children – see here

The factory worker – Honorable Mentions /People / Culture – see here

The gallery of all the winners can be viewed here




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