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UN headquarters to exhibit Istanbul Photo Awards

Award winning photos in Istanbul Photo Awards to be displayed at UN Headquarters on Oct. 22

Can Erözden   | 20.10.2018
UN headquarters to exhibit Istanbul Photo Awards

By Betul Yuruk


Winning photos of the Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 organized by Anadolu Agency will be displayed at the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.

Anadolu Agency Deputy Director-General Mustafa Ozkaya will preside the opening of the exhibition.

Turkish and foreign representatives and consulates' officials, local and international media and winners of contest will attend the event.

The exhibition at the UN headquarters will continue until Nov. 2.

Roughly 37,000 photos from 125 countries entered the contest sponsored by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), Turkish Airlines (THY) and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) but 27 photographers from 22 countries were awarded among them.

Bosnian photo correspondent Damir Sagolj won the photo of the year prize for a child's picture in a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh.

Kevin Frayer from Canada was the winner of the story news category for photos of Rohingya.

German Lukas Schulze was awarded the first prize in single sports category.

His photo titled 'Athlete versus Animal' was taken during the 17th FINA World Swimming Championship 2017 in Budapest.

Pavel Volkov from Russia won first prize in the story sports category with his picture of a handicapped athlete.

Malaysian photographer Muhamed Fathil Asri was given first prize in single nature and environment category. His photo taken from a height shows vehicles moving to an old bus terminal to escape the flood in Malaysia's Pekan Rantau Panjang in early 2017.

Marcus Yam from the U.S. won the story nature and environment category. His photo series for Los Angeles Times was about the 2017 California wildfires.

Andrew McConnell from Ireland won the story portrait category and Russian photographer Sergei Stroitelev won the story daily life prize.

Philippine photographer Ezra Acayan was given the young photographer award.

Rodrigo Cabrita from Portugal claimed the honor award in story nature and environment while Russian Anastasia Rudenko won the same award in story daily life category.

All winning photos are available on "" and professional photographers can apply for the next year's Istanbul Photo Awards contest on the same website from Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019.

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