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At the ceremony Face Control Awards 2005 was awarded the best photographers in gossip columns (photo)

December 20 2005

Last week in the Prado Café was the first award ceremony photographers secular genre Face Control Awards 2005, which was about as Moscow's beau monde, and the huge amount of press.

At the ceremony Face Control Awards 2005 were awarded the best photographers working in the genres of "gossip column" and backstage. Organisers Award - magazine editors Menu. Facecontrol and "Menu pleasures" noted that the idea of rewarding photographers came to them does not spontaneously: an active social life in Moscow is seriously influenced the work of glossy media, and the section of the newspapers has become one of the most popular. There are new, are in demand profession: Photographer gossip, social commentator, editor of the secular news. Chronicle of the life of the capital's leading lights published in virtually all media - from magazines to business publications. In order to know the heroes in the face, and was established by award Face Control Awards, which will become an annual event.

The main goal of the event, according to organizers - not only to identify and reward best of the best, but also to develop the domestic photograph secular genre.

The beginning of the ceremony Face Control Awards 2005 was announced at 21.00, but guests flocked to the Prado Café is a 19. At the entrance guard kindly invites you to undress in a cafe «Sorry, Grandma!" Which was "the corner", because clothes Prado Café has been designed for guests of honor, which is expected shortly.

Expected cream of show business, secular person and other star people whose names were not disclosed. It was rumored that this event would not take place without the socialite Ksenia Sobchak, the former lead MTV and inveterate party girl Masha Malinovskaya Aguzarova and Jeanne, which was supposed to come on stage with the well-known club DJ Smash.

Sponsor of the ceremony was well-known producer of vodka, so that guests are offered an inexhaustible variety of cocktails based on the alcohol.

As expected, the ceremony was delayed by a couple of hours: by the time the entire small room Prado Café was packed to overflowing, so that the apple had nowhere to fall. If the first has had the opportunity to socialize with friends, dance, see the work of the best photographers on the monitors, by 21.00 it was difficult to make and a couple of steps. People are squeezed and jostled, as during rush hour in the Moscow metro.

By 22.00 the long-awaited ceremony began, but the audience all stayed and stayed. Leading Face Control Awards 2005 - Andrey Fomin, co-publisher of the journal Menu. Face Control began his speech with jokes, alluding to the sweaty alcohol and crowding public.

We recall that the jury chose the best photo in the following categories:

• social event

• secular character


• GRAND PRIX - Photographer of the Year

Winners in the categories "social event", "The secular character», «Backstage» were awarded in the form of monetary compensation - $ 1,000, a cash prize of GRAND PRIX for "Photo of the Year is $ 3,000.

Photos judged comprising honorable and famous people:

lga Sviblova - General Director of the Moscow House of Photography;
Andrei Sharov - designer;
Anna Beck - Editor in Chief Sollezioni;
Anna Jackson Stephens - a magazine publisher Soast;
Vadimir Kaviho-Tlepnev - photographer;
Ilya Bezugly - editorial director of the magazine Maxim;
Dmitry Butuzov - general director of the gallery "Eye";
Azamat Tseboev - chief editor of the journals "Menu pleasures and Menu. Face Control;
Julia Saveliev - editor of news and gossip magazine Harper's B azaar;
Cyril Kutalev - Editor in Chief Gala.

In the award photographers gossip Face Control Awards 2005 was attended by 34 photographers, the contest was considered 700 photos.

At the ceremony came to a well-known French designer of racing cars, motorcycles, boats and scooters Sasha Lakik.

In Moscow, he arrived at the invitation of the company Roche Bobois in the "Day of French design." This year he introduced a new collection Speed up for Roche Bobois.

Results ceremony Face Control Awards 2005:

Sasha Lakik acquainted with the work of all participants in the award and chose the best photo in each of the nomination - the authors of the best works received gift certificates from Roche Bobois: Dmitry Mikheyev - for the best photograph in the category of "secular character" and Daniel Bayushev - for the best picture nominations " social event "and« backstage ».

Special prize from Gala magazine photographer got Vladimir Smelyakov, winner given the right to publish his work in the February issue of the magazine Gala.

Editor in Chief Collezzioni Anna Beck named best in the nomination «backstage» photographer's work of Sergei Kaptilkina, he was offered a partnership with the magazine Collezzioni. Aleksey Matveev awarded for a series of photos in the category "social event".

Special prize from the magazine received Soast photographer Denis Bugaev.

Special prize from the magazine "Menu pleasure" was awarded to Daniel Bayushevu.

Azamat Tseboev said a successful series of works by young photographer and asked him to do artwork for the next issue of his magazine.

When choosing the best photos in the category of "secular character" the jury is divided: it was decided to reward the authors of two papers - a cash prize of $ 1,000 for best picture were Vladimir Gorbel and Dmitry Mikheyev.

The prize for best picture in the category "social event" won Irina Stepaniuc.

GRAND PRIX for "Photo of the Year" the jury was not presented - none of the pictures could not assemble a majority. GRAND PRIX and the prize of $ 3,000 carries over for 2006, so that photographers will have an incentive to work creatively and actively attend all social events, Observing all the important stuff, funny incidents and absurd oversight of the capital's leading lights.

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