Sustainability | Nominee

Yuri Pritisk

Novocheboksarsk / RU



Scientists from more than 100 universities from 17 countries are recording climate change in AAMA - the Arctic Animal Movement Archive (open base for the movement of Arctic animals).

Since the 1970s, the average temperature in the Arctic has increased by about 2.3 °C

Earlier spring comes, less cold winters, extensive ice melting and destructive actions of civilization cause large-scale behavioral changes in golden eagles, bears, deer, wolves and whales of the Far North. The continuing rise in temperature, oil production, shipping and other human activities every year puts more and more animals on the brink of extinction. According to many climate models, ice in the Arctic may disappear by 2050 in summer, and with it more than 70% of polar bears, northern whales and other animals may disappear, and most of the territory in which animals live today will become unusable for them.


Yuri Pritisk is an artist working in the field of photography. Lives and works in Cheboksary
Grand Prix winner, winner and finalist of competitions and biennials:

  • Hasselblad Masters Award (Sweden)
  • Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA, United Arab Emirates)
  • Creative Photo Awards (SIPA project, Italy)
  • Siena Photo Awards (SIPA, Italy)
  • RHS Photographic (UK)
  • Global Peace Photo Award (Alfred Fried Photography Award, Austria)
  • Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize (USA)
  • Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA, Russia)
  • CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY, UK)
  • NAPA World Photography Awards 2021 (USA)
  • Europhotometeo (Germany)
  • International Filter Photo Contest (IFPC) (Japan)
  • Transversalidades (Portugal)
  • Felix Schoeller Photo Award (Germany)
  • Life in Another Light - Kolari Vision (USA)
  • MARUMI Photo Contest (Japan)
  • Global Photography The 11th Mobile Photography Contest (China)
  • PHOTOVISA (Russia)
  • Satila: North - Country without borders (Sweden)
  • Xiaomi Photography Challenge (China)
  • DJ Memorial Photography Contest (India)
  • The most beautiful country (Russia)
  • Contest Series (USA)
  • Golden Turtle (Russia)
  • A New Look. Transformed through the ages (Russia, State Hermitage Museum)
  • Photo Union. Unity (Union of Photo Artists of Russia)
  • Photo contest them. Karl Bulla "Era visible features" (Russia)
  • Epson "Color Planet" (Russia-Japan)
  • Young Photographers of Russia (YFR)
  • Samara view (Russia)
  • Russian civilization (Russia)
  • Berega (Russia)
  • Direct View (Russia)
  • 35AWARDS (Russia)
  • PhotoKrok (Belarus)
  • The Best of Russia (Russia)
  • Point on the map (Russia)
  • RusArtPhoto-2013 (Russia, SFR)

Repeated scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation among outstanding figures of culture and art

Winner of Open Call, Seven Art Museum (Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China) and Open