• Ivan Aivazovsky
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    Ivan Aivazovsky and the fascinating force of the sea

    “The sea is my life“. Ivan Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was a Russian who was always in love with the sea. His paintings speak of the infinite ocean. From a calm sea off the coast, to a sea raging in the middle of a storm. From the serenity of a beach at night to the despair of a battle on the high seas. One of the most beautiful features of the sea is that it is never the same. It is a mysterious, vast and solitary mass of water that changes with every light, with every wind. We can contemplate it with a deep blue color on a summer day…

  • 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…