Istanbul Photo Awards exhibit opens in Vienna

Famous photos by distinguished photojournalists to be displayed through Oct. 2


Turkey’s leading news agency, Anadolu Agency, launched its first global photo exhibition in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Tuesday, displaying around 40 pictures covering key global events in 2015.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition held at Museum Quartier, Saban Kizildag -- the deputy chairman of Anadolu Agency’s Executive Board – said AA provides news, photos, info-graphics and information to its subscribers around the world with its 96-years of experience and as a reliable news hub.

“With its vast network of journalists and photo-journalists around the world, the agency publishes stories 24/7 in 11 languages. It has offices in 35 countries and journalists in 86 countries,” Kizildag said.

Referring to numerous people getting killed and displaced in Syria every day, Kizildag 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 to 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 will also be exhibited.

These 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.

Anadolu Agency also distributes its booklet “FETO's Coup Attempt in Turkey - A Timeline” to visitors of the exhibition.

Organized by the Anadolu Agency Corporate Communications Directorate, and sponsored by the Promotion Fund, Turkish Airlines, and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), the exhibition will be open through Oct. 2. 

For more photographs from the exhibition please visit; 

http://istanbulphotoawards.com/Exhibitions.aspx#

Istanbul Photo Awards exhibit to open in Vienna

Famed photos by distinguished photojournalists on show through Oct. 2


Anadolu Agency will open the third exhibition of photographs featured at the Istanbul Photo Awards 2016 in the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday.

Bringing together around 40 pictures showing key events from around the world, the display will be open through Oct. 2.

Saban Kizildag, the deputy chairman of Anadolu Agency’s Executive Board, and the agency’s Deputy Director-General Mustafa Ozkaya will host the opening ceremony at the Museumsquartier.

At the exhibit, visitors can see the work of photographer Abd Doumany, whose image of an injured Syrian boy was chosen Photo of the Year by an international jury.

Also on display will be the work of Sergey Ponomarev, who captured images of refugees for The New York Times that won the Single News category and later a Pulitzer Prize.

Images by prize winners Santi Palacios, Ian MacNicol, and Valery Sharifulin will also be on display.

The exhibit, organized by the Anadolu Agency Cooperate Communication Directorate, is sponsored by the Promotion Fund, Turkish Airlines, and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

Anadolu Agency draws interest in French photo festival

Turkey’s top wire service participates in world’s largest photojournalism festival Visa pour L'Image in Perpignan


Anadolu Agency’s stand has drawn the interest of attendees of the world's largest photojournalism festival, Visa pour L'Image, in the southern French city of Perpignan.

Turkey’s top wire service is participating in the event for the third time, showing exclusive pictures from the recent coup attempt in Turkey, which left 240 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Anadolu Agency Visual News Editor-in-Chief Ahmet Sel and Photography Editor Firat Yurdakul attended the 28th edition of Visa Pour L'Image, in which internationally renowned news and photo agencies participate.

Sel and Yurdakul gave information to attendees Saturday about the agency's publication "Feto's Coup Attempt: A Timeline", which gives a complete account of what happened on the night of July15-16, 2016 as witnessed by Anadolu Agency reporters and photojournalists.

Ahmet Sel said foreign agency executives or renowned photojournalists pointed out the importance of seeing what happened during the coup attempt through Anadolu Agency photojournalists’ eyes.

They also discussed the Istanbul Photo Awards, and “anadoluimages.com”.

Sel also said international photojournalists’ interest about the Istanbul Photo Awards had intensively increased as the last two years’ winners Daniel Berehulak from Australia and Sergey Ponomarev from Russia had both received Pulitzers.

Visa Pour L'Image, which is visited by around 150,000 people each year, takes place every year from late August to mid-September for a period of 15 days.

Anadolu Agency focuses on coup bid in France festival

Turkey's top wire service participates in world's largest photojournalism festival, Visa Pour L'Image, in Perpignan city

Anadolu Agency is participating in the world's largest photojournalism festival, Visa Pour L'Image, in the southern French city of Perpignan, highlighting its exclusive pictures from the recent coup bid in Turkey.

The festival began Saturday and will end on September 11. This is the third time the Turkish news wire is participating in the event.

Internationally renowned news and photo agencies are participating in the 28th edition of Visa Pour L'Image.

This year, Anadolu Agency's is focusing on telling the story about the deadly defeated coup through photographs taken by its photographers on the night of July 15.

The agency's publication "Feto's Coup Attempt: A Timeline", which gives a complete account of what happened on July15-16, 2016 as witnessed by Anadolu Agency reporters and photojournalists, is being presented at Visa Pour L'Image. The book includes pictures and infographics, showing details of the events and the Turkish nation's resistance against the foiled coup.

Anadolu Agency Visual News Editor-in-Chief Ahmet Sel said: "Anadolu Agency has become a key player in international photojournalism."

Sel said pictures published by Anadolu Agency were being used by world's most prestigious newspapers, magazines and websites.

"Anadolu Agency has become an international brand name in photojournalism," he said.

Visa Pour L'Image, which is visited by around 150,000 people each year, takes place every year from late August to mid-September for a period of 15 days.

The first week of the festival, between Monday and Sunday, has been dedicated to professional photojournalists.

Anadolu Agency is promoting photographs taken in 2016 as well as from "anadoluimages.com" and the "Istanbul Photo Awards", which is Turkey's first international news photo contest run by the wire service.

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