The Moscow International Foto Awards has crowned its winners. "It is a magnificent testament to the power of visual story telling" President Farmani said.
“When modern digital technology makes it possible for everyone with a smartphone to take pictures, you might think that the flood of images would lessen the value of photography as an art form and medium of communication. But truly great photography stands out even more powerfully when seen amidst mediocrity and conventionalism". These were the words Hossein Farmani, Founder and President of MIFA and its parent company Farmani Group, used to announce the winners of the Moscow International Foto Awards 2019 in both Professional and Student divisions.
This edition received over 4,000 outstanding entries from over 100 countries, representing the best works from some of the most visionary photographers around the world. "It is a magnificent testament to the power of visual story telling” said again Farmani.
After evaluating the outstanding images in this year’s competition, the Jury selected Rasmus Flindt Pedersen for the 2019 Photographer of the Year award—the top prize in the Professional division—for his work The Forgotten Country, covering some of the devastating impact of the Yemeni Civil War on its population. Gavin Smart took the top prize in the Student division, being named 2019 New Talent of the Year for his classic series of character portraits, The Producers.
Below, you can enjoy a selection of outstanding food inspired images from the MIFA 2019.