Aydın Doğan Contest cartoons on display
ISTANBULWinning cartoons from the 33rd Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest and other select caricatures have gone on display at Istanbul’s Okan University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.
The contest, organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, which brings together cartoons and cartoonists from around the world, hosted 752 artists and 2,521 cartoons from 68 countries this year.
This year’s winner was Italian cartoonist Marco De Angelis for a cartoon depicting a refugee boat on a quilt that was causing Europeans to lose their sleep.
Brazil’s Claudio Antonio Gomes was second in the contest for his depiction of refugees, while Turkish cartoonist Doğan Arslan placed third for a work depicting a necktie resembling a sword with a drop of blood. Turkish artist Emrah Arıkan also received a special award.
The committee also presented success awards to Oktay Bingöl, Kürşat Zaman and Hicabi Demirci (Turkey), Vitaly Bondar (Belarus), Evzen David (Czech Republic), “Feggo” Felipe Galindo (United States), Rodrigo Machado da Rosa and Raimundo Rucke Santos Souza (Brazil), Arif Sutristanto (Indonesia), Jugoslav Vlahovic (Serbia), Nahid Zamani (Iran) and Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz (Poland).
The exhibition can be visited through Dec. 29.