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LORDS OF THE GUNS

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Feature Story
  • Company
    Reuters
  • Photographer
    Eduard Korniyenko

In Russia, military patriotic education has become part of the school system. From an early age children study Russian history, practice appropriate for their age tasks and skills, train at the patriotic military clubs.
In Caucasus region, where the cult of arms and military traditions are strong, there exist specialised cadet schools. In these schools, along with standard scholar cursus, are added such disciplines as spiritual teachings, multi-day field trainings with nights outside, parachute jumping and mastering arms.
On a regular basis cadets go through intensive training program at a base located near Stavropol city. These kids approach in a very adult way their “soldier job”.
Many of these children dream of a military career.

Born in Stavropol, Russia, in 1974. Eduard Korniyenko became a professional photographer in 2000.

In 2002 he joined the Russian Union of Journalists. At present, Korniyenko is a full-time photo-correspondent for the regional newspaper Stavropol Pravda and a freelancer for the news agency REUTERS.

His work as a photojournalist has focused on developments in Northern Caucasus, which has experienced ethnic and intercultural conflict and political and economic instability.

I greatly enjoy photographs on social themes that reveal life and development of modern society.

Awards 2017 – SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, United Kingdom, Sport category, 2nd Prize.
2017 – FAPA (Fine Art Photography Award) in 3rd edition, Photojournalism category, Nominee, London, UK.
2017 – Kolga Tbilisi Photo, documentary category, Georgia, Finalist.
2017 - PX3 PRIX LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Prize Bronze in Press / Sports category, France.
2017 – MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), Sport category, Silver Prize, Moscow, Russia.
2017 - Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Landscape / Nature, Finalist, Osnabrück, Germany.
2017 – IPA 2017 (Russia), Photography of Year, Winner, LA, USA.
2017 – The Exposure Award, Winner, USA.
2017 - PhotogrVphy Grant, Photojournalism, Nominee, London, UK.
2017 - The Chealsea International Photography Competition, New York, USA.
2017 - IPA 2017, International Photographer of the Year, Finalist, LA, USA.
2017 - Siena International Photo Awards, Story Telling, Remarkable Award, Siena, Italy.
2017 - ND Photography Awards 2017, Editorial, 1st, 3rd places and Honarable mention awards, USA.
2017 - Chromatic Awards, Honorable Mention: Portrait, Sports, Street, Wildlife and Animals, USA.
2018 - Balkan Photо Festival, 1st place Mobile photography, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2018 - IPOTY 2017 (International Photographer of the Year), Photo Essay/Story (Professional) and Sports (Professional) Honorable mention, London, UK.
2018 - International Color Awards, People category, Nominee, CA, USA.
2018 - Tokyo Foto Awards 2017, People category, Silver, Tokyo, Japan.
2018- FAPA (Fine Art Photography Award) in 4th edition, Photojournalism and Street Photography categories, Nominee, London, UK.
2018 - ASPA (Alghero Street Photography Awards), Documentary, Semi-finalist, Alghero, Italy.
2018 - Royal Photography Society, Shortlist, UK.
2018 – MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), Editorial-Photo Essay, Honarable mention, Moscow, Russia.
2018 - PX3 PRIX LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Prize Silver in Press / Feature Story category, France.