Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022 - winners announced

THE WINNER OF THE MARILYN STAFFORD FOTOREPORTAGE AWARD 2022 is

NATALYA SAPRUNOVA

for her project “Kildin, a Language for Russian Sámis Survivors”, which explores how the Saami people in Russia are adapting to modernity, while preserving their culture and traditions on their own terms.

A reindeer, Igor Chuprov, herder speeds on his sled past residential buildings in the village of Lovozero. He has just taken part in a reindeer driving competition during Prazdnik Severa ("the festival of the North"). Formerly semi-nomadic, the Saami community is largely represented in this Òrural colonyÓ of 3,000 inhabitants. / Kildin, a langage for Russian S‡mis survivors

“I’m absolutely delighted to have won the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022 – it will help me to continue my work on the Russian Saami people, with its focus on documenting their own solutions to the safeguarding of their culture and traditions. Thank you to the members of the jury for this prestigious recognition. It motivates me to continue investing in this project, which is very close to my heart.”
Natalya Saprunova

Honourable Mentions

Arlette BASHIZI – Fraicheur Déserte

Claudia GUADARRAMA – Outside of Paradise

Margaret MITCHELL – An Ordinary Eden

Lee-Ann OLWAGE – The Big Forget

Taniya SARKAR – Nothing Left to Call Home

YOU CAN SEE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2022 WINNER AND HONOURABLE MENTIONS HERE

We would sincerely like to thank all the photographers who have submitted their work for consideration in 2022.

Our special thanks and admiration goes to the Winner of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022 – Natalya Saprunova – and all the women awarded an Honourable Mention and all on the Shortlist.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Nikon UK for their support and ongoing recognition of the need for this Award.

The FotoDocument Team and Marilyn Stafford.