Anadolu Agency to participate Visa Pour l'Image 2014

The Anadolu Agency to participate for the first time in the international photojournalism festival.

The Anadolu Agency will participate for the first time in the Visa Pour l'Image 2014 Perpignan international photojournalism festival together with world’s leading news agencies and photojournalists.

Exhibitions of Visa Pour l'Image will be open from Aug. 30 to Sept. 14 in Perpignan, a city in southern France. The festival, held since 1989, is visited by around 150,000 people each year.

Anadolu Agency will participate for the first time in the professional week of the festival to be held from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7.

Anadolu Agency's Deputy Director-General Yilmaz Yaman, Visual News Editor-in-Chief Ahmet Sel together with marketing units of the agency will take part in the “Anadolu Images” stand.

Anadolu Agency Director-General and Board Chairman Kemal Ozturk will visit the important festival.

Anadolu Agency photojournalists' photos from conflict zones will be also be projected on a huge screen during “projection nights” of the festival.

Anadolu Agency, during the days of Visa Pour l'Image festival, will also promote the “Istanbul Photo Awards,” to be held in 2015.

Anadolu Agency is to hold the "Istanbul Photo Awards" in the scope of its centennial vision, aiming to become one of the world’s top five news agencies by 2020, its 100th anniversary.

Anadolu Agency to hold Istanbul Photo Awards

Anadolu Agency’s Executive Board selects the logo of Istanbul PhotoAwards, aiming to become one of the most important International PhotoAwards

The Anadolu Agency will hold the Istanbul Photo Awards in 2015, aiming to become one of the most important International Photo Awards.

The logo of Istanbul Photo Awards was selected during the agency's performance assessment meeting in Bolu Province, chaired by AA CEO Kemal Ozturk.

 Photographers will compete in five categories, including News (Single and Series), Sports News (Single and Series) and a Special Award category.

The contestants can enter their photographs between November 1, 2014 and January 9, 2015 on a website which will be set up in the coming weeks. The prizes will be delivered in April 2015.

World-known editors, publishers and photojournalists will form a jury for the debut Anadolu Agency contest.

Istanbul Photo Awards will be also introduced in the “Visa Pour l'İmage Perpignan (Fransa)" news photo festival between 1-7 September this year”, Anadolu Agency’s Visual News Editor Ahmet Sel said.

AA is already a well-established global news agency offering newswires in seven languages with operations spreading across major regions around the globe, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Asia-Pacific. It serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. 

As part of its centennial vision, AA plans to broadcast in 11 languages by 2020. The agency currently broadcasts in Turkish, Arabic, English, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian, Russian, Kurdish, and French.

About Istanbul Photo Awards

Istanbul Photo Awards reward endeavors of courageous and talented photojournalists from around the world on merit. 

Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency. The contest aims to contribute to the sphere of news photography and offers a perspective shaped by the region’s unique position at the center of diverse cultures. The awards reward endeavors of courageous and talented photojournalists from around the world on merit. Every year the contest reaches more photographers around the world with more exhibitions, workshops and talks.

Every year online applications are accepted between Nov. 1- Jan. 31 via The results of the contest announced by the end of March each year. After the winner announcements the winning photographs are being displayed at significant galleries around the world.