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 “”.

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.

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