Album includes striking images from 2015 and 2016 that won prizes at recently-held Istanbul Photo Awards 2016
Anadolu Agency has published images from 2015 and 2016 that created an impression in the world as part of its Istanbul Photo Awards 2016 album.
The album includes outstanding images selected as winners in the Istanbul Photo Awards 2016.
Russian photojournalist Sergey Ponomarev’s image, which captured the struggle of Syrian refugees for The New York Times, made it to the album's cover.
Ponomarev’s photograph had won an award in the Single News category at the Istanbul Photo Awards and later also won the Pulitzer Prize this year.
An exhibition of pictures featured at Istanbul Photo Awards 2016 is also planned in the Austrian capital Vienna, the headquarters of the United Nations in New York and Iran after similar shows in Ankara and Istanbul.
The photos in the competition had been judged in four categories: News Single, News Story, Sports Single, and Sports Story by a jury of international professionals in Istanbul on March 18-21, 2016.
The Istanbul Photo Awards also succeeded in drawing global attention to recent developments in the Middle East.
A jury of international professionals had selected the winning photographs; Turkish Airlines was the official airline sponsor of the contest.
A powerful image showing a deep well of emotion in the eyes of a wounded boy, encapsulating the horror of the last several years in Syria, taken by Syrian photographer Abd Doumany for the AFP was chosen as Photo of the Year 2016 by an international jury of the Istanbul Photo Awards 2016.
The album can be viewed at the competition’s website "www.istanbulphotoawards.com"