First exhibition of Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 to open

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The first exhibition of Anadolu Agency’s Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 will open in the port city on Thursday.

All winning photographs of the Istanbul Photo Awards 2018 will be exhibited at the Maksem Cumhuriyet Art Gallery, which is more than 250 years old, located at the center of Taksim in Istanbul.

The exhibition will remain open until May 15. The selection of winning photographs would also be displayed simultaneously at the Taksim Metro Station during the exhibition.

Reuters photojournalist Damir Sagolj’s striking shot of a dead boy has been chosen as Photo of the Year 2018.

The contest had received 37,000 applications from 125 countries in the contest; the international jury rewarded 27 photographers from 22 countries in the categories of news, sports, portrait, nature and environment, and daily life.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) sponsored the contest.

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