Award-winning photos in New York
The works of 22 award-winning photographers went on display on Oct. 16 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, in an exhibition launched by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency.
The winners of the Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 hail from 17 countries and emerged from a competition that received around 25,000 entries.
The Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations helped open the exhibition, held for the second consecutive year at the U.N. headquarters.
Among the highlighted works were “Fleeing Daesh,” the Photo of the Year award snapped by French photographer Frederic Lafargue for the weekly news magazine Paris Match.
News Series Award winner Aris Messinis’s “Death in the Mediterranean” for Agence France-Presse and Adam Pretty’s photograph “Below the Surface,” taken for Getty Images in the sports category, are also included.
A spotlight is also shined in the exhibition on Hosam Salem, a freelance photojournalist in Gaza who received the Young Photojournalist Award for his photo “Street Training in Gaza.”
The exhibition will be displayed adjacent to the Vienna Cafe at the U.N. headquarters until Oct. 27.
Guests at the opening ceremony included Turkey’s permanent representative at the U.N. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Turkish Consul General in New York Ertan Yalçın, U.N. permanent representatives, consular authorities, and national and international media organizations.
Applications for the Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 will open on Nov. 1 and run until Jan. 31, 2018.
The number of categories will be increased from eight to 10 and the total prize money will be raised to $165,000 in the next competition.