Award of Excellence

Safety Cards

Arseniy Neskhodimov
Independent
Russia

My wife and I have been staying at home most of the time since march 2020. We hardly go out. Our apartment is the only safe place. This is a story how fear and uncertainty have become our constant companions. It all started when I developed a fear of flying by examining safety instructions on a plane. After that I found out there are many different guides that give recommendations on what to do if something happens. In this world of instructions, everything always goes wrong: robbers break into your house, your house is destroyed by an earthquake, an airplane falls into the water... - in this world, danger lurks around every corner. In this world, you must know the necessary things to survive: before you eat a fruit, you need to wash it, and if you accidentally find yourself in a crowd, you need to get out of it at any cost.

Arseny Neskhodimov (1981) born in Samarkand, lives and works in Moscow. In 2003 he graduated form institute of Culture (Kemerovo) BA in Photography and Cinema. Since 2008 he has been working as a freelance portrait photographer. His personal works were awarded and shortlisted by numerous contests such as Welcome Photography Prize, Silver Camera, IPA, Annual Photography Awards,Kuala Lumpur International Photo awards,International Photography Grant among the others. In his works author touches upon issues of disillusionment and sense of alienation of the generation born in early 80s.
[ COVID EXPRESSIONS ] An interpretive project that reflects the personal experiences, feelings and thoughts related to COVID-19 and its impact. It may be conceptual or artistic in the approach. Submissions do not have to adhere to documentary principles. Alternate processes and digital manipulations are allowed. Each submission consists of 5 to 20 images. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 2 submissions. The images must be taken in 2019 or 2020.
Judges for Covid Expressions
Anshika Varma
Jiro Ose
Suejin Shin
Khalil Hamra
Rena Effendi
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