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Interview with Andrey Shurpin and Valerie Sagura (cover)
Interview with the winners in the nomination “Best Photo Story Without Text” 2018 Andrey Shurpin and Valerie Sagura.
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Interview with NYFA alum Ivonne Garcia (cover)

NYFA alum Ivonne Garcia - the winner in the nomination "Best Photo Story With Text" shared all the most interesting facts about her creative way and the process of creating her story "Luna, you want to be mother".

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Interview with Lisa Lyashenko (cover)

Lisa Lyashenko shared her most intimate facts of creating “With Love August”. Find out what was the reason for creating such a touching story.

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Interview with Mahdi Amiri (cover)

An Iranian photographer, the winner of the Grand Prize Seyed Mahdi amiri shared the most interesting facts about his career and the shooting of his outstanding creation “Breaking News”.

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Meet the winners of the first Photo Stories Contest 2019! (cover)

Meet the winners of the first Photo Stories Contest 2019!

We are grateful to all the participants for joining our contest and producing a great variety of outstanding Photo Stories. Thank you to all the viewers who were voting and supporting the competitors throughout the contest. 

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Interview with Alexander Kochegura (cover)
  • What did you like about the genre of Photo Story? What new experience did you get? Did Photo Stories suit your common style of shooting? Why this genre is interesting for photographers?


The genre of Photo Story is 100% the thing we like! There is a story, visualization and it requires director’s skills. The most interesting are those stories which are interesting to tell while sitting in front of the fire. Short stories with unpredictable twists, that awakes your imagination… I always tried to shoot something more like documentary and develop the chosen theme. Thus, having started to shoot screenplays, I found myself in a common environment.

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Interview with Evgeniy Li (cover)
  • What did you like about the genre of Photo Story? What new experience did you get?


I was interested in shooting the Photo Story according to the given screenplay, and the challenge actually was to match with the screenplay of the story, convey the mood and the idea of the plot. For me it was like filming a movie, where I act as a director and cameraman at the same time.


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The interview with Oleg Hodus (cover)
  • How did you decide to become a director? What did you start with?

In the childhood I together with my brother had a puppet theatre. There were a lot of characters and each of them had their own temper and behavioral psychology. Every day we made up new events, complicated storylines with conflicts (however, we did not know the meanings of these words then). Something like a soap opera.

When I grew up, I joined the theatre workshop. I used to be an actor, played in plays. Then I entered the university, the faculty of directing and kept on playing in plays.




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Interview with Raul Geydarov (cover)

Interview with Raul Geydarov, the author of the Story Winner in the nomination "Users' Choice".


First of all, how did you decide to become a filmmaker? What did you start with? What are you up to now? 


I became a director by chance. Once I together with my friends were celebrating a holiday and decided to make a film. Just for fun. It was very funny. We did not manage to shoot a film but my friends advice me to go study to become a director. I thought it is a good idea. And now I am studying on the second course in RSUC.

 

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