Results 2017
We are happy to announced an open-call for participation in PRAFOTA Project Photography Contest. This year Belarusian photographers are going to be awarded in two categories — Photography and Digital Storytelling. The results will be announced in late April 2017.
Photography Award
PRAFOTA award is given in two categories:
Documentary Photography and Art Photography

The jury will compose a long list of 12 photographic projects and a short-list of 6 projects which are going to be published in the award annual catalogue and shown to the public in the exhibition (so far scheduled for June 2017 in CECH Art Space in Minsk).

In each category one winner will also be awarded the Grand Prix. The best photographers will be granted a possibility to attend one of the international photo events: a festival, a work-shop or a portfolio review (the form of this award is going to be proposed by the Organizational Committee after the contest results have been announced).

Learn more about the contest terms and jury members.
Digital Storytelling
The awards in the category "Digital Storytelling" will be given in two nominations: documentary and digital projects.

In both the nominations projects lasting no longer that 10 minutes (short form) and lasting from 10 to 30 minutes (long form) are going to be separately assessed

The projects which belong to one of the following types are eligible for participation in the category "Digital Storytellig":
 — linear project;
 — non-linear project;
 — interactive project.

Learn more about the contest terms and jury members.
Anna Shpakova
Jury chairperson
Stanley Greene
Kim Knoppers
Henrik Kastenskov
Didier de Fays
Digital Storytelling Jury:
José Bautista
Maria Kourkouta
Henrik Kastenskov
Dedicated to Stanley Greene
Stanley Greene
Photojournalist, founder of NOOR agency, holder of numerous photography awards.
Stanley was born in 1949 in New York. As a teenager he was a member of the Black Panthers, an anti-Vietnam war activist and a founding member of SF Camerawork, an exhibition space for avant-garde photography. He studied photography at School of Visual Arts in New York and at Image Works in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the USA. After an encounter with Eugene Smith, Stanley came into photojournalism. He began photographing for magazines, and worked as staff photographer for the New York Newsday.

His most well known body of work is his coverage of the war in Chechnya, from which he released the book "Open Wound" (Trolley) in 2003.

Greene was awarded a Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society Institute in 2006. In the summer of 2010, he exhibited images of Katrina's devastation and the aftermath in a truck-exhibition in collaboration with Kadir van Lohuizen. In 2009, he released "Black Passport" (Schilt Publishing), in 2011 it received GOLD Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.

Stanley Greene has been awarded five World Press Photo awards for his work around the globe, he won the W. Eugene Smith Award and Getty Grant in editorial photography for his project on e-waste, and he was the recipient of the 2013 Aftermath Project Grant. Stanley Greene lived and worked in New York and Paris.

Died on May 19th. Summer in Minsk was scheduled his workshop for Belarusian photojournalists.