The winners of the Nikon Photo Contest 2020 – 2021 have been announced

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The winner of the grand Prix in the «Open category» was a picture called «Radiance» by Amin Nazari from Iran.

Due to the corona virus, the senior citizen was admitted to Razi Hospital in Ahvaz, Iran, for treatment to deal with the virus. The coronavirus spread to humans in December 2019, and entered Iran shortly afterwards. In the peak days of the virus in Iran, about 350 people died every day.The virus has caused serious problems for all social interactions, jobs, universities and schools, etc.

The winner in the category «New Generation» among short films was the work presented by Rei Kuroda from Japan «Escape from karma».

The plot is about trying to break free from the various constrictions of society, while dealing also with issues of feminism, race, and nationality. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced drastic changes in our lives. What we took for granted can no longer be taken for granted, and what we thought were unshakable have become increasingly uncertain. Rei Kuroda  created this film based on the notion that perhaps there will be liberation if the colossal systems that have been built up are transformed, or if we can escape from them.

The winners ‘ works will be presented at public street exhibitions in Tokyo, New York and London. The exhibition will start in Shibuya, Tokyo, from October 5 to 18, and then it will move to New York from October 18 to 31. The final exhibition will be held in London from 1 to 14 November. From October 5, an online exhibition will also be held on the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 website. Other works of the participants can be viewed on YouTube.