• Aliona Kochetkova
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    Aliona Kochetkova documenting her fight with disease wins Andrei Stenin picture contest

    The Grand Prize and the first place in the ‘My Planet‘ category, was obtained by the 30-year-old photographer, Aliona Kochetkova, from the Russian city of Kaluga. She was awarded for her series of images “History of my illness” – a documentary report on her dramatic fight against cancer. “It’s a complicated and very personal story for me that, despite this, I would like to tell as many people as possible,” says Aliona Kochetkova. “Compassion raises love for others that is always insufficient. At the same time, support is expressed in this way for those who are sick and possibly feel lonely because they can not tell about their feelings. In…