Anatoly USTINENKO

Photojournalist, full member of the Academy of Journalism Kazakhstan, twice winner of ‘Altyn Zhuldyz’ award, multiple award winner of various international photo competitions.

Credo: 

I am sure that my occupation is the most important one on Earth, because people die and things change, but photographs remain.

Earthquakes, wars, and death,

Sorrow and joy, and disaster again…

You must manage to be the first:

To see, experience, and snap this all. 

ARTICLES AND PHOTO'S PROJECTS

Sport As Best Way for PR

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From February 1 to 8, Almaty hosted the FIS World Championship on Nordic disciplines for juniors and young skiers under 23 years. In the fight for the awards was attended over 600 athletes from 36 countries of the world. Competition in the Nordic disciplines so high rank were held for the first...

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Youth of the Capital

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Astana celebrated its 17-anniversary of the formal transfer of capital on December 10.

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The Most Beautiful Girl Lives in Neighbourhood...

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In the late autumn, on November 28, one of the most anticipated and grand event of the year was the National Beauty Contest ‘Miss Kazakhstan-2014’ was held in Almaty. 33 girls from various cities of Kazakhstan took part in the contest. Following the results of two contests and people's online...

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Keeping For Next Generations...

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Eight Kazakh historical and cultural monuments obtained a status of World Heritage Sites at once by the results of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, held from 15 to 25 of June, 2014 in Doha (Qatar).

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To Where Hope, Faith and Destiny Bring

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The underground mosque Beket-Ata is a holy place, which significance is in line with the burial places of Muhammed and Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. Thousands of pilgrims from Kazakhstan, neighbouring countries and other countries come here daily and on some weekends their number can reach 3 thousand...

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The northmost “Prince of spirits” - is Khan Tengri peak

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The highest peaks of Tien-Shan are Pobeda Peak (7439 m) and a legendary Khan Tengri (7010 m). The latter wears the title of the north most seven thousander in the world. And it is the title - the greatness of this giant that turns a formal geographical definition into fanfare. The Khan Tengri...

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Toi Kazan 2014 - a taste of gastronomic traditions

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On October 11, 2014, Alatau Ski and Biathlon Complex, located in the Soldat Gorge, Talgar district, will host the second Festival of National Cuisine and Traditions of the Peoples of Kazakhstan-Toi Kazan (“cauldron for the big festivities”).

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Shagreen leather of Aral

Thanks to the French writer Honore de Balzac, the whole world knows the parable about shagreen leather, which granted wishes, but every time after that decreased in size. It vividly illustrates the fate of the Aral Sea, which has decreased dramatically in size, fulfilling wishes of the people....

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The desert outer space of Usturt

PHOTO PROJECT

There are places in the world, incredible expanse, breathtaking beauty and unexplainable magic of which can be compared to the outer space only. Ustyurt in West Kazakhstan is just such an unexplainable and wonderful outer space on Earth.

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To see, experience, and photograph everything…

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He is sure that photojournalist’s occupation is the most important one on Earth, because documentary photos speak only the truth. People die and things change, but photographs remain and keep memories about the past. And there will be no future without our past. Because memory is just what makes...

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Uralsk - between Europe and Asia

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Uralsk city is located on a large Ural River, which geographically divides the continent into Europe and Asia. Officially Uralsk is 400 years old. It was founded in 1613 by runaway peasants and tradespeople and back then it was called Yaitsky town and was renamed by Catherine II in 1775 into...

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Stone warriors of Tengri

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A lot of different balbals, stone sculptures, are found in the Kazakhstan steppe. They cut mainly out of coarse-grained granite or sandstone; they look as idols, milestones and road signs for travelers at the same time. What kind of meaning and memory these stones are carrying, what is their...

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Where the East meets the West

PHOTO PROJECT

Aktobe - "White Hill" - so poetically the name of the central city of Aktobe Oblast is translated from Kazakh language. It is the most eastern city of the European part of Kazakhstan.

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Aktau - white city in a desert

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Aktau is a unique city, and not just according to Kazakhstan standards. It is the only city in the world that "lives" on "artificial" water - seawater desalinated by special equipment. And equipment itself uses energy produced by the nuclear reactor.

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Taldykorgan - Taldy - Paris

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Taldykorgan is a special city. Locals call it often Taldy - Paris. What can have in common two completely different cities? It turns out that here is an invisible connection. Paris and Taldykorgan pass exactly through the 45th degree of north latitude. At this point common ends and the...

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