An exhibition featuring a selection of photographs from the international news photography competition, the Istanbul Photo Awards 2021, is set to open in New York on Monday.
As many as 40 photographs covering major events around the world over the past year will be exhibited at the UN headquarters for two weeks.
An opening ceremony will be held at the newly-inaugurated Turkevi Center, or Turkish House, in New York City.
The Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations will help open the exhibition that is sponsored by Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
Distinguished guests at the ceremony include Turkey's permanent representative at the UN Feridun Sinirlioglu, Anadolu Agency board member Ismail Caglar, and Oguz Enis Peru, the agency's deputy director-general.
The photographs will be moved to the UN Headquarters after the ceremony and will be exhibited to international diplomats and other visitors until Oct. 29.
Bangladeshi Mohammed Shajahan's photo titled "Mom Love" won the Photo of the Year Award.
The seventh edition of the awards and the exhibition are both organized by Anadolu Agency.
The international jury of nine, including photojournalists and a visual storyteller, decide the winners every year.
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