Photo contest highlights relations between people and state

Professional and amateur photographers worldwide can compete in this contest.

The FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at the Sakharov Center in Russia holds the international photo competition “Direct look.” The contest focuses on problems pertaining to relations among people, society and state, as well as ways of addressing these problems.

Entries must comprise a series of images representing reports, stories or long-term photography projects. There are three categories: “The problem,” “The conflict” and “The compromise.”

Photographs must have been taken in the past four years. All entry descriptions and image captions must be in English.

The winners in each category will receive RUB30,000 (US$399) cash prize.

The deadline is June 1.