The works of the finalists of the V photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society "The Most Beautiful Country" continue their journey through the book fairs of the world. Until February 9, the best pictures of Russia can be seen in the multimedia exhibition at the International Book Fair in Calcutta (India).
The exhibition presents 144 photos that were in the final of the contests "The Most Beautiful Country" and "The Most Beautiful Country through the Eyes of Children" in 2019. The pictures were selected by an expert commission and jury members from almost 42 thousand works. The photographs capture breathtaking landscapes, moments from the life of the indigenous peoples of Russia, the world of wild animals and birds, and architectural monuments of Russia. The geography of filming covers most regions of our country, many shots were taken in hard-to-reach places, in protected areas.
It should be noted that Russia, having received special status from the organizers of the Calcutta fair, has been declared a "theme country" this year. There is a Russian pavilion at the fair, visitors of which can get acquainted with new Russian publications, meet famous Russian writers and visit art exhibitions.
We would like to remind also that the photos of “The Most Beautiful Country” visited the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 book fair in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), the Buch Wien 2019 international book fair in Vienna (Austria) and the Biblioteka 2019 international exhibition-fair in Bratislava (Slovakia) in the fall of 2019.
The photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" is a large-scale media project dedicated to the preservation of wildlife of Russia and the promotion of careful attitude to the environment. It was held for the first time in 2015. About 440 thousand pictures were uploaded to the site of the project: photo.rgo.ru during four years of existence of the contest. The main condition is that the photo should be taken in Russia. Exhibitions of works by participants in the photo contest are regularly held in Russia and abroad.
Acceptance of work for the VI photo contest "The Most Beautiful Country" began on October 14. Acceptance of works will last until February 16, 2020.