On Saturday, September 19, the winners of the competition Book Of The Year 2019 of Chernihiv Region were awarded. It is very nice that the photo album The Temples Of Chernihiv-Sivershchyna by Andrii Maykovskyi won the award "Book of the Year 2019" in the nomination "Photo Albums & Guides" (but it is boring that it was the only participant in this nomination, and in general the situation in the field of publication and promotion of books and photo books is poor in our country).
We want to thank the organizers of the competition - M. Kotsyubynsky Chernihiv City Library, - for a warm creative meeting of the competition winners, and the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Chernihiv City Council, - for an interesting award ceremony in the H. Halahan Chernihiv Regional Art Museum. It is very gratifying that the culture and art official bodies in Ukraine are beginning to pay attention to art photography - this is exactly what we would like to see, because the reporting function of photography traditionally perceives more attention in our country, forgetting that photography is essentially the medium of creating and transmitting images such as a literary word or painting. This is already recognized around the world.
And finally, we want to wish all the fellow artists the immortal words of the Ukrainian classic: "Fight — you’ll overcome, God helps us to proceed"!
Photos: courtesy of Olena Kunnova
You can review some artworks of the project and order limited edition prints in 'Temples Of Ukraine' collection of the gallery.