Energy carriers was taken in the Kirovograd region of Ukraine and depicts a woman treading through the snow with an armful of gathered brushwood that will help heat her home.
Ukraine is a net exporter of electricity and this area is powered by gas, nevertheless the energy resources are insufficient or are not available to the rural population. In recent years Popkov has participated in more than 50 national and international photography contests. He was awarded the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine prize (NSPAU) in 2011 and 2012, and the International Federation of Photographic Art prize (FIAP) in 2012.
Professional Commission First Prize Winner for his series “Árnes”.
Professional Commission Second Prize Winner for his series of images from Dakar, Senegal.