Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 images to be shown in Ankara

Winning photos go on display May 4 at Cer Modern Art Center, exhibition runs till May 30

An exhibition hosting the winning images from Anadolu Agency's Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 will open in Turkish capital Ankara on May 4.

A total of 126 images will go on display at CerModern Art Center till May 30. The exhibition was previously put on display in Istanbul between April 2 and 16.

French photo journalist Frederic Lafargue's “Fleeing Daesh” was named Photo of the Year in the contest which saw around 25,000 entries submitted this year in eight categories, with single image and picture story categories for News, Sports, Portrait and Nature & Environment.

Aris Messinis, with his photo series "Death in the Mediterranean" taken for Agence France Presse (AFP), won the News Series Award.

Adam Pretty's photo "Below the Surface" taken for Getty Images won the Sports Single Award while Patrick Smith won the Sports Series Award.

Mary Gelman won the first prize in Portrait-Multiple category for her photographs of victims of domestic violence, while there was no winner in the Portrait-Single category.

Kemal Jufri's photo "Feeding Orphaned Orangutans" won the Nature-Environment Story Award, while Johnny Miller's Papwa Sewgolum Golf Course photo series took home the Nature-Environment Single Award.

For the first time in the contest's three-year history, Hosam Salem, a freelance photojournalist in Gaza, received the Young Photojournalist Award for his photo called "Street Training in Gaza". The new award is given to a winner under the age of 28.

Twenty-two photographers from 17 countries received awards at the event sponsored by Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, TIKA.

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