Mediacongress «Commonwealth of Journalists» launches a project which will gather visual photo and video stories of unique cultures of different countries under the hashtag #digicultures and help us to understand each other better. Authors of the most outstanding works will be invited to media forum "Dialogue of Cultures" and could present their works at the State Hermitage Museum.


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Mediacongress «Commonwealth of Journalists»
launches a project which will gather visual photo and video stories of unique cultures of different countries under the hashtag #digicultures and help us to understand each other better. Authors of the most outstanding works will be invited to media forum "Dialogue of Cultures" and could present their works at the State Hermitage Museum.
«Dialogue of Cultures» is the place where journalists, video makers, photo reporters and bloggers from all over the world can exchange their opinion, share professional experience, find their soulmates for future realization of cross-border projects and find secret spots of the Hermitage which are hidden from usual visitors.
Как стать частью медиасообщества #digicultures?
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Photo journalism:
· Post on social network any genre photo or photo report (up to 6 photos) presenting people stories who live in your country. Use hashtag #digicultures;
· Mention name and date when the photo was made;
· Publication need to be accompanied by a description (6 sentences maximum). Photo series need to have a description for each photo which will supplement it but not just comment.
TV journalism:
· Post on social network a video (1 minute max.);
· Mention name and date when the video was made and write a description (10 sentences maximum).
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You can send works to info.mediacongress@gmail.com oruse this form in accordance with technical requirements. Best materials will be published on web site of Mediacongress and/or on official instagram of State Hermitage Museum @hermitage_museum.
Photo journalism:
– Images need to be in JPEG or TIFF formats (all the layers have to be brought into one);

– Works CAN NOT contain copyright signes, frames etc.;

– There has to be description for each photo in a serie and also date and location.
TV journalism:
– Maximum lenght of video is1 minute;

– Video has to have a good quality and can be downloaded in mp4, mov or avi formats;

– There has to be description with a date and location.
This is important
– Write your name, last name and place where you and your heroes are from;

– Your Instagram account CAN NOT be closed. Othervise Organizing Committee and other participants could not look at your work.
The results of the competition will be announced on November, 1of 2019. Your works' evatuetion will be done by jury and visitors of the web site.

Following the outcome of the vote, authors of three works (2 winners will be chosen by jury and 1by audience) will be invited to participate (at the cost of inviting organization) in XIVth "Dialogue of Cultures" (November, 26-28 of 2019) at the State Hermitage Museum and could present their project.

Join us now! Shoot and hashtag #digicultures!
If you have any questions be free to contact us. we are always glad to help!
Tel.: +7 (495) 637-52-91; +7 (495) 637-77-70
E-mail: info.mediacongress@gmail.com

119021, Moscow, Zubovsky boulevard, 4
(«Russian Union of Journalists»), office 443
«Dialogue of Cultures» is the place where journalists, video makers, photo reporters and bloggers from all over the world can exchange their opinion, share professional experience, find their soulmates for future realization of cross-border projects and find secret spots of the Hermitage which are hidden from usual visitors.
#DIGICULTURES
#DIGICULTURES
Eric Pickersgrill (USA)
«Angie and Me, 2014». Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

In this photo serie "Removed" (2014 till now) Eric appeals to the issues of virtual life, which oftern replace a real one. Eric removes smartphones from pictures of couples, parents and children, who stand perfectly still in unnatural positions. Being at arm's lenght they actually are more distant than ever.
How to become a part of #digicultures?
Photo journalism:
· Post on social network any genre photo or photo report (up to 6 photos) presenting people stories who live in your country. Use hashtag #digicultures;

*Only projects published in 2018 and later or in the implementation phase are allowed to participate in competition.
*Only projects published in 2018 and later or in the implementation phase are allowed to participate in competition.
· Mention name and date when the photo was made;
· Publication need to be accompanied by a description (6 sentences maximum). Photo series need to have a description for each photo which will supplement it but not just comment.
Marinka Masseus (The Netherlands)
«Under the Same Sun». Tanzania, 2016

This photo series was created in collaboration with the Josephat Torner Foundation and 'Stichting Afrikaanse Albino's' to raise awareness about the circumstances of people with albinism (PWA) in Tanzania. In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil.
TV journalism:
· Post on social network a video (1 minute max.);
· Mention name and date when the video was made
and write a description (10 sentences maximum).
#DIGICULTURES
#DIGICULTURES
Michele Cirillo, Emanuela Laurenti (Italy)
«The Kurdish Bride», Yozgat (Central Anatolia Region, Turkey), 2014

Over the past 90 years Kurds became victims of persecution and massacre in Turkey where repressive regime didn't let them express their national and cultural identity. Italian photogtaphers during 5 days were shooting Kurds and Shurkat wedding in August, 2014. This symbolic union respects traditions of both cultures. The couple prooves that love can be over stereotypes formed by some historical events.
You can send works to info.mediacongress@gmail.com or use this form in accordance with technical requirements. Best materials will be published on web site of Mediacongress and/or on official instagram of State Hermitage Museum @hermitage_museum.

Leila Karipova (Russia)
«Social twist. Martianov Pavel», Moscow, 2017

Project «Социальный вывих» present portraits of young people who were faced to social agression being a child or teenager. It influenced their social adaptation. Project brings up discrimination and loyal treatment of people with mental and physical conditions and shows how they deal with life difficulties and develop their character.
Shuwei Liu (China)
«Childhood revisited» photo serie,
Northeast China, Spring 2002

Childhood is not a thing which dies within us and dries up as soon as it has completed its cycle. It is not a memory. It is the most living of treasures, and it continues to enrich us without our knowing it.
Franz Hellens

Technical requirements :
Photo journalism:
– Images need to be in JPEG or TIFF formats (all the layers have to be brought into one);

– Works CAN NOT contain copyright signes, frames etc.;

– There has to be description for each photo in a serie and also date and location.
TV journalism:
– Maximum lenght of video is1 minute;

– Video has to have a good quality and can be downloaded in mp4, mov or avi formats;

– There has to be description with a date and location.
This is important
– Write your name, last name and place where you and your heroes are from;

– Your Instagram account CAN NOT be closed. Othervise Organizing Committee and other participants could not look at your work.
The results of the competition will be announced on November, 1of 2019. Your works' evatuetion will be done by jury and visitors of the web site.
Join us now! Shoot and hashtag #digicultures!
Following the outcome of the vote, authors of three works (2 winners will be chosen by jury and 1by audience) will be invited to participate (at the cost of inviting organization) in XIVth "Dialogue of Cultures" (November, 26-28 of 2019) at the State Hermitage Museum and could present their project.
If you have any questions be free to contact us. we are always glad to help!
Tel.: +7 (495) 637-52-91; +7 (495) 637-77-70
E-mail: info.mediacongress@gmail.com

119021, Moscow, Zubovsky bolevard, 4
(«Russian union of Journalists»), office 443
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