Istanbul Photo Awards exhibition to open at UN in New York

The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-New York

The winning photographs from this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards will be displayed at the UN headquarters for the second time on Oct. 16.

Anadolu Agency Deputy Director General and Editor-in-Chief Metin Mutanoglu and Saban Kizildag, the deputy chairman of Anadolu’s Executive Board, will host the exhibition.
Turkey’s permanent representative at UN Feridun Sinirlioglu, Consul General in New York Ertan Yalcin are also expected to attend the exhibition.

Twenty-two photographers from 17 countries received awards during this year’s IPA contest sponsored by Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

French photographer Frederic Lafargue’s “Fleeing Daesh” was named Photo of the Year.

Other winners

Aris Messinis’s series “Death in the Mediterranean” for Agence France-Presse won the News Series Award, while Adam Pretty’s photo “Below the Surface” taken for Getty Images won the Sports Single Award. Patrick Smith received the Sports Series Award as well.

Mary Gelman won the top prize in the Multiple Portrait category for her images of domestic violence victims. There was no winner in the Single Portrait category.

Kemal Jufri’s 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.
Hosam Salem, a freelance photojournalist in Gaza, received the Young Photojournalist Award for Street Training in Gaza.

The Istanbul Photo Awards saw around 25,000 entries.

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