Award of Excellence

Nikolay Losev

Russia, St.Peterburg, 49 years old. A livestock specialist by education. 14 years of experience in knife fighting. 12 years knife fighting instructor. Instructor on traditional knife fighting at the 'Danza Macabra' club. Now for Dmitry this is the main work. “Knife fighting gave me a team of like-minded people,” Dmitry says. Knife Fighting is a safe combat sport. This sport helps to raise concentration, quick decision-making, strategic thinking, and athleticism to best your opponent in a highly dynamic environment. Knife Fighting is safe. The knives are made of pliable rubber, and all participants wear protective gear on their head and body. Different people come to engage in knife fighting. There are designers, lawyers, builders, programmers. Since the Russian Federation has a rather serious crime situation, especially in remote regions, many young people carry a knife as a self-defense weapon.
Nikolay Losev (b.1977) is a documentary photographer from Russia, based in Saint-Petersburg. In the photography his main interest is focused on politics and sports.

[ RECREATIONAL & TRADITIONAL SPORTS ] A single photograph that celebrates the role sports play in the community. Images may show the emotional highlights of players on the field or the reactions of fans. Local, traditional, and obscure games which are often neglected in mainstream media are welcome in this category. The pictures must be from non-professional settings. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2021.

Judges for Recreational & Traditional Sports
Ikuru Kuwajima
Tanvi Mishra
Sanjit Das
Maika Elan
Oded Wagenstein