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Istanbul Photo Awards 2022 exhibition opens in Turkish capital

Baku, November 30, AZERTAC

The second exhibition of the 2022 Istanbul Photo Awards kicked off on Tuesday in the Turkish capital Ankara, featuring a selection of award-winning photographs from Anadolu Agency's international news photography contest.
According to Anadolu Agency, at the exhibition set to run through Dec. 19, visitors saw the human cost of the conflict in Afghanistan, as well as this year's Formula 1 races, rallies in the US, bird deaths in the Iranian wetlands, and glimpses into the lives of Thai children and mothers in Dagestan.
Türkiye's Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz, Paraguayan Ambassador to Türkiye Ceferino Adrian Valdez Peralta as well as many well-known names from the world of photography attended the exhibition's opening at the CSO Ada Ankara. They were hosted by Anadolu Agency Director General Serdar Karagoz.
Speaking at the ceremony, Yavuz said: "I always define Anadolu Agency as the archive and memory of our country. They do very good work all over the world without compromising on quality."
Karagoz, for his part, said that since its foundation in 1920, Anadolu Agency has always attached great importance to the power of photography.
"We currently maintain nearly 11 million photos on our Anadolu Images platform. We cooperate with many photo distribution agencies globally, including Getty Images, Reuters and AFP Forum. We produce an average of 3,400 photos daily," said Karagoz.
"The Istanbul Photo Awards, which we have been organizing since 2015, has become one of the most prestigious organizations in the world, where the most important international photographers take part,” Karagoz added.
“As Anadolu Agency, we see photography and its story as an indispensable element of news. We want to support photojournalists, who perform their jobs under all kinds of difficult conditions,” Karagoz said.

World 2022-11-30 13:13:00