The Estonian Association of Press Photographers in cooperation with the Estonian Association of Media Enterprises, Canon and Overall opened the annual exhibition of Estonian Press Photography on May 10 in Viru Keskus in Tallinn. Press Photography annual exhibition is taking place for the tenth year and for the seventh time in the Atrium of Virus Keskus and it will be open up to May 23.
The winners of the 2020 photography and video awards were announced in the beginning of March, but the exhibition could not be opened due to the restrictions.
Journalistic photographer Liis Treimann of Äripäev is the winner of the news photograph of 2020 category with her photo series “Second wave. My soul is at peace if there is at least one open space in intensive care.” The series was taken in December 2020 in the corona wards of the hospitals in the East Viru county that had become the worst centre of the outbreak in the country.
Liis Treimann won the 2020 Press Photography award as well with the same series.
The award for the best essence photo went to Stanislav Moškov of Õhtuleht for his photo series “National ballet during quarantine”. The photo series was taken of the Estonian National Ballet troupe during the emergency situation.
The award for the best sports photo went to journalistic photographer Tairo Lutter for his photo
“Number one”. The photo was taken of the number one Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit at the national Fed Cup tournament.
The award for the best portrait photo went to Andras Kralla for his photo “Visionary” that depicted Jaan Manitski developing artistic life in his Viinistu home village.
The images of the nominees and winners can be found here.
The jury of the press photography award, chaired by the representative of the member newspapers of the Estonian Association of Media Enterprises Viivika Rõuk, manager of the news desk and investigative editors of Äripäev, assessed the photos in the beginning of January. Journalist Jaanus Piirsalu and sports photographer Joosep Martinson were the Estonian representatives to assess the photos. Lithuanian documentary photographer Tadas Kazakevicius and trainer, visual artist, editor and curator Rebecca Simons from Finland, but working currently in the Netherlands, were this time the international jury members.
Along with the announcement of the winners they also presented the online book “Estonian Press Photography 2021”. According to the editor of the online book Eero Vabamägi the book provides a more comprehensive view of the most important events in Estonia last year. The book is available for viewing at the website epfl.ee. A limited number of prints of the book “Estonian Press Photography 2021” are also available through the website of the Estonian Association of Press Photographers.
The cooperation partners of the Estonian Association of Press Photographers for organising the 2020 Press Photography competition are Estonian Association of Media Enterprises, Canon and Overall.