Photo by ChTZ Uraltrac reporter gets published along works of 140 photographers from thirty countries

September 23, 2014. A photo of Chelyabinsk meteorite taken by Andrei Dubrovin, a reporter of ChTZ Uraltrac company newspaper (the plant is a member enterprise of Uralvagonzavod Corporation), was published in an album comprising works of 140 photographers from thirty different countries.

‘Andrei made the photograph as he was going to the plant shooting range in Misyash in order to do a photo shoot of one of the new machines undergoing trial runs. He saw the passing fire-ball on his way to Chebarkul and did not miss out on the rare opportunity to take a picture,’ the corporation’s press service says.

The photo album featuring the meteorite picture was put together by the owner of four world-class Golden Eye Awards Sergey Vassilyev. The album is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of photography industry and to the 55th anniversary of Chelyabinsk Photo Club. According to Vassilyev, the album comprises works of very different styles and genres, the only selection criteria being meeting the highest photography canons. The anthology will be officially presented to the public in October.

‘Dubrovin’s work was present at some photography exhibitions before. His photographs, depicting the enterprise and its workers, won prizes in professional contests. Dubrovin won in My Plant, My Vocation Contest coordinated by the trade union of Russia’s car-making and agricultural machine-building industries and was awarded a diploma signed by Chair of the Russian Union of Machine-Builders Sergey Chemezov for winning in an all-Russian contest on media publications relating to machine-building,’ the press service says.

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