Photojournalism - NOMINEE: Eduard Korniyenko
Photo © Eduard Korniyenko
LORDS OF THE GUNS
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The state-run school is based in the southern Russian city of Stavropol, some 150 miles from the Olympic resort of Sochi. It is named in honour of Alexei Yermolov, the famous Russian imperial general, and the institution itself is as military-influenced as its name.
A highlight for lots of these youngsters are the trips they go on for field training. During the outings, they spend time at a base, undergo physical drills and practice using weapons.
Many of the instructors have seen active service and their students – who often come from military backgrounds – appreciate the sense of discipline these teachers bring to their courses.
It might sound tough, but it is seen as a treat. Students with bad grades aren’t allowed to go, and those who attend enjoy the opportunity to spend a night away from home with their friends.
The General Yermolov Cadet School teaches its students the same subjects that they would learn in any other Russian middle school, but with an additional twist - it lays on special military and patriotic classes.
A treat for many of its pupils are the field-training outings that the school offers. During these trips, students spend time at a base, undergo physical drills and are given weapons training.
Many of the students at the school come from military families, and the instructors at their field-training events are often veterans who have seen active service.
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 regional news agency Pobeda26 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.
Agora Gallery, Professional Competition Exhibition, New York, USA.
Exhibition Memories, LoosenArt Mag / Gallery, Group Exhibition, Rome, Italy.
The State of the World, PX3 PRIX LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Group Exhibition , Paris, France.
Royal Photography Society, International Photography Exhibition 161, UK.
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, Group Exhibition, Somerset House, United Kingdom.
Mobile Only, PH21 Contemporary Photography Gallery, Group Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary.
Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Group Exhibition, Osnabrück, Germany.
War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, Museum of Fine Arts, Group Exhibition, Houston, USA, Participant.
ESPY Photo Award 2019, Digital section, Winner, Wales, UK.
Rosgvardia, “Rosgvardia through the eyes of society”, 1st place, Moscow, Russia.
International Color Awards, Fine Art category, Nominee, CA, USA.
IPA 2018, OneShot : Street Photography-Lifestyle (urban scenery) Honorable Mention, LA, USA.
Siena International Photo Awards, Portrait category, Finalist, Siena, Italy.
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Portrait category, Georgia, Finalist.
Head On Photo Awards, Portrait category, Finalist, Sydney, Australia.
The Independent Photographer, ‘Visual Storytelling Photography’ contest, Finalist.
Balkan Photо Festival, 1st place Mobile photography, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
IPOTY 2017 (International Photographer of the Year), Photo Essay/Story (Professional) and Sports (Professional) Honorable mention, London, UK.
International Color Awards, People category, Nominee, CA, USA.
Tokyo Foto Awards 2017, People category, Silver, Tokyo, Japan.
FAPA (Fine Art Photography Award) in 4th edition, Photojournalism and Street Photography categories, Nominee, London, UK.
Siena International Photo Awards, Story Telling, Finalist, Siena, Italy.
ASPA (Alghero Street Photography Awards), Documentary, Semi-finalist, Alghero, Italy.
Royal Photography Society, International Photography Exhibition 161, Shortlist, UK.
MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), Editorial-Photo Essay, Honarable mention, Moscow, Russia.
PX3 PRIX LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Silver Prize in Press / Feature Story category, France.
Efremov photojournalism contest, Federal reportage, 1st Prize, Tobolsk, Russia
International photo festival “Photoparade in Uglich», Russia, 3nd Prize, Uglich, Russia
Direct Look photo contest, FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography, Finalist, Russia.
EyeEm Awards 2018, The Portraitist category, Finalist, Berlin, Germany.
IPA 2018, International Photographer of the Year, Honorable Mention: Event, Tragitions and Cultures, LA, USA.
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, United Kingdom, Sport category, 2nd Prize.
FAPA (Fine Art Photography Award) in 3th edition, Photojournalism category, Nominee, London, UK.
Kolga Tbilisi Photo, documentary category, Georgia, Finalist.
PX3 PRIX LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS, Prize Bronze in Press / Sports category, France.
MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards), Sport category, Silver Prize, Moscow, Russia.
Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Landscape / Nature, Finalist, Osnabrück, Germany.
IPA 2017 (Russia), Photography of Year, Winner, LA, USA.
The Exposure Award, Winner, USA.
PhotogrVphy Grant, Photojournalism, Nominee, London, UK.
The Chealsea International Photography Competition, New York, USA.
IPA 2017, International Photographer of the Year, Finalist, LA, USA.
Siena International Photo Awards, Story Telling, Remarkable Award, Siena, Italy.
ND Photography Awards 2017, Editorial, 1st, 3rd places and Honarable mention awards, USA.
Chromatic Awards, Honorable Mention: Portrait, Sports, Street, Wildlife and Animals, USA.
The Best of Russia, Russia, Winner.
IPA 2015, Photo Essay and Feature Story, Honorable Mention, USA