June 18, 2018

60th World Press Photo awards 2017

Prince Constantijn bestows World Press Photo 2016 to winner Burhan Özbilici. Picture by ANP – Remko de Waal

Saturday, 22 April 2017, Muziekgebouw aan t’IJ, Amsterdam: Turkish AP photographer Burhan Özbilici won the main prize for his photograph of the assassination of the late Russian Ambassador to the Turkish Republic, Andrey Karlov, which took place as he was holding a speech to open an exhibition on 19 December 2016 in Ankara. Ambassador Karlov was shot.

His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands bestowed upon Özbilici the award. He was accompanied by his spouse, HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands.

Annually World Press Photo awards professional photographers for the best pictures taken in visual journalism. For this year’s 60th edition of the contest, 80,408 entries were submitted by 5,034 photographers from 126 countries. The shots can yearly be viewed at De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam before the exhibition goes global to 100 cities in 40 countries.

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