1st Place Award in the “Cell Phone Only” category (Fall 2021). Photo by Oleg Bolotnikov (Russian Federation).

Oleg Bolotnikov

Award-winning photography by Oleg Bolotnikov

Oleg Bolotnikov was born in 1968. Back at school he found out about «Soviet foto» (Soviet Photography) and «Czech Photo» (Československá fotografie, Fotografie) magazines and absolutely fell in love with photography. In summer 1986 he moved to Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), where he enters Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute. In 2012 Oleg Bolotnikov decided to learn photography by himself, not only contemplate it on the internet and books. He joined local photography club and entered New York Institute of Photography. Specializing in architecture, conceptual and art photography. Since 2017, Artist PHOTOART of the Creative Union "Photoart" (CREATIVE UNION PHOTOART - Represents Russia in the International Federation of Photo Art FIAP)

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.