Photos from the Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 organized by Anadolu Agency (AA) will be displayed at the U.N. Headquarters in New York on Monday.
AA Deputy Director-General Mustafa Ozkaya will preside over the opening of the exhibition.Turkish and foreign representatives and consular officials, members of local and international media and winners of contest will attend the event.
The exhibition at the U.N. headquarters will continue until Nov. 2. Roughly 37,000 photos from 125 countries entered the contest sponsored by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), Turkish Airlines (THY) and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) but only 27 photographers from 22 countries among them received awards.
Bosnian photo correspondent Damir Sagolj won the photo of the year prize for a child's picture taken in a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh. Kevin Frayer from Canada was the winner of the story news category for his photos of the Rohingya.
German Lukas Schulze was awarded the first prize in single sports category. His photo titled "Athlete versus Animal" was taken during the 17th FINA World Swimming Championship 2017 in Budapest.
Pavel Volkov from Russia won first prize in the story-sports category with his picture of a handicapped athlete. Malaysian photographer Muhamed Fathil Asri was given first prize in the single nature and environment category. His photo taken from a height shows vehicles moving to an old bus terminal to escape the flood in Malaysia's Pekan Rantau Panjang in early 2017.
Marcus Yam from the U.S. won in the story nature and environment category. His photo series for the Los Angeles Times was about the 2017 California wildfires. Andrew McConnell from Ireland won the story portrait category and Russian photographer Sergei Stroitelev won the stories from daily life prize.
Philippine photographer Ezra Acayan was given the young photographer award. Rodrigo Cabrita from Portugal claimed the honor award in story nature and environment while Russian Anastasia Rudenko won the same award in stories from daily life category. All winning photos are available on the website of the Istanbul Photo Awards and professional photographers can apply for the next year's Istanbul Photo Awards contest on the same website from Nov. 1, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019.