The third edition of Anadolu Agency’s Istanbul Photo Awards has been made into a week-long event following the merger of the Istanbul Photo Awards Workshop and the Istanbul Photo Awards Talks.
This year’s competition will also witness double the number of categories, with eight instead of four. The four new categories include nature and environment singles, nature and environment stories, portrait singles and portrait multiples.
In the contest, a $3,000 Young Photographer Award will also be given for the first time to a winner under the age of 28.
A separate $10,000 award will be given to the winner of the photo of the year. Winners in other categories will be given $8,000 for first place, $5,000 for second and $3,000 for third.
“Our 2017 jury brings together the world’s most important news photo actors and managers. Russian
photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev from the Noor Agency, famous French
news magazine Paris-Match Editor-in-Chief Marion Mertens and sports photography star Cameron Spencer from Australia are new members of this year’s jury,” said Anadolu Agency’s visual news editor-in-chief, Ahmet Sel.
The results of the contest will be announced at the end of March. The first exhibition of the award-winning photos will open on April 2 at the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center in Beyoğlu.