Through its multifaceted activities, the Gilavar Photo Club
successfully contributes to the country’s photography art.
Founded in 2017, the Gilavar Photo Club aims at discovering and
supporting talented photographers.
The club’s participants are actively engaged in local and
international photo contests. Since 2017, the photo club has been a
member of the International Association of Art Photographers. In
2020, the Gilavar Photo Club became Azerbaijan’s official
representative at the association.
2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the photo club that promotes
photography art in the country and beyond its borders.
On this occasion, the Gilavar Photo Club awarded some of the
best photographers in the “Stills 2022” competition.
The awarding ceremony took place at the Baku Youth Center and
brought together many officials, photographers, press secretaries,
and mass media representatives.
Chairman of the Gilavar Photo Club Board of Directors Rashad
Mehdiyev addressed the event. In his speech, he listed a number of
projects implemented by the photo club over the past years.
Over this time, the photo club organized over 10 international
photo contests with the special permission of the International
Federation of Photographic Art, Photographic Society of America
At the same time, over 4,000 photographers from about 80
countries participated in international photo contests organized by
Mehdiyev noted that for the first time, the club launched a
competition called “Azerbaijan Press Photo” – “Press Photo of the
Year” in the field of photojournalism.
Founder of the Gilavar Photo Club Dilavar Najafov and the
Gilavar Photo Club Board of Directors Rashad Mehdiyev spoke about
the photo club’s main objectives.
Gilavar Photo Club’s main goals include the search for talented
photographers and photography art development in the country.
The photo club supports the participation of photographers in
international photo contests and arouses interest in anyone keen on
Next, the Gilavar Photo Club awarded Azerbaijani photographers,
who distinguished themselves in international competitions as well
as the winners of “Photo shoots 2022” and “Azerbaijan Press Photo”
Furthermore, the guests of the ceremony viewed a photo
exhibition held as part of the event.
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