Award-winning images on display from Nov. 9-19
Anadolu Agency opened the sixth exhibition of photographs from its 2017 Istanbul Photo Awards on Thursday in Moscow.
Ninety award-winning images are on display at the Red October Gallery on Bersenevskiy Lane between Nov. 9-19.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was hosted by Anadolu Agency’s Visual News Editor-in-Chief, Ahmet Sel.
Speaking during the event, Sel said Russia is one of the countries with the highest number of submissions for the contest.
"So we are very pleased to hold one of our exhibitions this year in Moscow," Sel said.
The last exhibition was at UN headquarters in New York.
Sel said they received about 25,000 submissions this year.
"During the contest’s three-year period, 22 photojournalists from 17 different countries were awarded $133,000. Many Russian photojournalists also won prizes," he said.
Applications for the 2018 Istanbul Photo Awards are being accepted from Nov. 1 until Jan. 31, 2018.
There are 10 categories, including Single News and Story News, Single Sports and Story Sports, Single Portrait and Story Portrait, Single Nature & Environment and Story Nature & Environment.
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