Shortlist 2017

Maria Plotnikova

Maria was born and raised in Moscow, for several years lived in South America. Until 2010 she worked as a sports photographer in national mass media. Currently, she works as a freelance photographer with leading Russian media and sports organizations. Plotnikova worked as a sports photographer at major sports events such as the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Mundial 2014 in Brazil and Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

The Compromise


Currently In Cuba, all internet services are controlled by the state-owned telecoms company Etecsa, and internet access in private houses is practically inaccessible. Recently however, the situation has begun to change, with wifi hotspots popping up across Cubas major cities, Cubans are beginning to embrace the internet revolution.