Istanbul Photo Awards exhibit opens in Vienna

Istanbul Photo Awards exhibit opens in Vienna

VIENNA – Anadolu Agency
Istanbul Photo Awards exhibit opens in Vienna

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Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency launched its first global photo exhibition in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Sept. 27, displaying around 40 pictures covering key global events in 2015.

“With its vast network of journalists and photojournalists around the world, the agency publishes stories 24/7 in 11 languages. It has offices in 35 countries and journalists in 86 countries,” said Şaban Kızıldağ, the deputy chairman of Anadolu Agency’s Executive Board, while speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition at Museum Quartier. 

Referring to the many people who perish or are displaced in Syria every day, Kızıldağ said: “We believe that photography has the power to unite people against all pain and brutality in the world.”  
At the exhibition in Vienna, visitors can see the work of photographer Abd Doumany, whose photo of an injured Syrian boy was chosen as “photo of the year” by an international jury.

Also on display will be the work of Sergey Ponomarev, who caught images of refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos for The New York Times, winning the Single News category and later a Pulitzer Prize.

Images by award-winning Santi Palacios, Ian MacNicol and Valery Sharifulin are also exhibited.      

The photos were also featured at the Istanbul Photo Awards in 2016, first launched two years ago, and expected to include 13,000 photos from 84 countries this year. 

Sponsored by the Promotion Fund, Turkish Airlines, and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (İA), the exhibition will be open through Oct. 2.