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
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
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
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 "www.istanbulphotoawards.com" and professional photographers can apply for the next year's Istanbul Photo Awards contest on the same website from Nov. 1,