The third exhibition of the award winning photographs of the "Istanbul Photo Awards 2019" organized by Anadolu Agency (AA) for the fifth time this year opened at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (IGS).
Şaban Kızıldağ reminded that this year's third exhibition of the Istanbul Photo Awards, the international news photography contest organized by AA, was opened in the opening speech.
Kizildag, stated that AA has a long history of witnessing photojournalists’ professional devotion in events like wars and natural disasters through its 100-year news agency tradition. "In this process, our experience has taught us to encourage young photojournalists by encouraging them and we started our Istanbul Photography Awards project. " he said.
"The contents of wars and conflict zones, such as Syria, Myanmar, Mexico and Indonesia, photographers from more than 100 countries have applied to our contest with approximately 15,000 photographs.
"We expect many photos from the Operation Peace Spring"
Kizildag stated that this year’s applications for the contest will start on November 1st as every year. “After the three-month application process is complete, we will be sharing with you the most impressive photos of this year in March. " he said.
Kızıldağ emphasized that the photographs will continue to be exhibited in many different cities such as Tokyo and New York until the end of the year. "I would also like to thank TIKA and THY, who have proudly carried our country's flag all over the world and supported this important project since the first day." used.
"The exhibition opens on the day that the ISG terminal building celebrates its 10th anniversary"
Stating that opening the Istanbul Photo Awards 2019 exhibition on the 10th anniversary of the ISG terminal building is a very good coincidence, Kızıldağ said, "I would also like to thank ISG for hosting our 3rd exhibition on such an important day." said.
"Photo, visual memory of history"
Canan Soysal, ISG Corporate Communications Manager, stated that they hosted a special exhibition on a special day. said.
ISG Airport in Turkey, underlining that one of the most important gateway to the world Soysal, "photography, visual memory of history. I'm guessing that marked the last year that saw huge interest in these photos." made the assessment.
Necip Cakmak Regional Director of ISG is not only providing a travel service at the airport, they also host an exhibition, stating that it is of great importance for other media organizations such as AA to ensure that people receive news.
In addition to informing the press as well as social tasks, Çakmak said, "What is happening in Syria and the world reports to us. The press has a very important role." said.
Çakmak expressed his wish for the exhibition to be auspicious and the continuation of similar activities. "I would like to thank AA officials for organizing such an event at our airport." he said.
Following the speeches, AA Board Member Kızıldağ presented a gift to Fikret Cömert, Assistant General Manager of ISG to thank him for his contributions.
Participants of the program, then under the guidance of AA Photo News Assistant Erhan Sevenler visiters toured the exhibition.
AA and ISG managers as well as art lovers and passengers participated in the opening of the exhibition which was announced to domestic and international passengers through announcements made in Turkish and English at the airport.
This year's third exhibition
After the first exhibition in Ankara, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport was the third stop of the award-winning photographs of "Istanbul Photo Awards 2019", which continues to be exhibited in Beyoglu.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and Turkish Airlines (THY) officially sponsored the photo contest from more than 100 countries this year with approximately 15,000 photographs.
The exhibitions presented a selection of political events, immigration crises, natural disasters and striking life stories from Palestine to North Korea.
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport Terminal Operator with the contribution of ISG, the exhibition will be visited until November 30 at the international departures passenger exhibition area.