Landscape / Nature | Nominee

Eduard Korniyenko

Stavropol / Russia

Geometry of urbanization.


The humanity has won the competition of species, which inhabit the Earth. It has since intruded in the most remote places of our planet. Gasification, electrification, development - all these activities leave a man's footprint on the Earth’s body. During my trip to Dagestan in May 2016 I was constantly observing how humanity defeats the environment, takes the land over meter by meter. We overmaster the Nature with our technologies. Sometimes it does not harm and looks perfect in composition. It became a great inspiration for pictures that I’ve taken during that trip.


Born in Stavropol,Russia,in 1974,Eduard Korniyenko became a professional photographer in 2000.

In 2002 he joined the Russian Union of Journalists.

At present,Korniyenko is a full-time photo-correspondent for the regional newspaper Stavropol Pravda and a freelancer for the news agency REUTERS.

Several international online news outlets have published Korniyenko's photographs.

His work as a photojournalist has focused on developments in Northern Caucasus, which has experienced ethnic and intercultural conflict and political and economic instability.