Sergey Melnitchenko // Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2017

Winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2017 is Sergey Melnitchenko for his series „Behind the Scenes“. He receives 10,000 euros and a Leica M camera and lens.

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“There is no falsehood – it’s not staged, it’s their everyday life, our life, or rather mine.”

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Sergey Melnitchenko

Born in Mykolaiv, Ukraine in 1991, Melnitchenko has been taking photographs for around eight years. He is a member of Ukrainian Photographic Alternative, a collective promoting contemporary photography in Ukraine. He self-published his ‘Loneliness Online’ series in 2013. His work has been shown in various international solo and group exhibitions, including the Landskrona Fotofestival (2015), the Off_Festival Bratislava (2014), and in art book presentations within the framework of the artist residency The Muzychi Expanded History Project, Kiev, Ukraine. Melnitchenko has been living and working in China for the last two years.

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