The image with the murderers of the Russian Ambassador voted photo of the year


The most important photo taken by someone photographers all over the world in 2016, the jury of the World Press Photo contest has recognized the Turkish photographer Burhan, Ozbilici, which captures the murderer of the Ambassador of Russia to Turkey Andrei Karlov. In the message of the organizing Committee it is also noted that ozbilici, also recognized as the best in the category “breaking news”.

Member of the jury for World Press Photo Marie Calvert explained that the winner is a photo, which only killed the Russian Ambassador mevlüt MERT Altıntaş something shouts, standing over the body of the victim was extremely difficult. However, in the end, the jury decided that this picture fully reflects the intensity that engulfed the world of hatred.

“Every time she appears on screen you want to move away, it is an explosive way and we really felt that it contains what can be called journalism photo of the year,” explained Calvert.

A similar explanation for the choice of the jury and gave another member of the jury for World Press Photo Joao Silva, according to which in the picture you can see the “face of hate”.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed on 19 December 2016 at the opening in Ankara of the exhibition “Russia through the eyes of the Turks.” The President of Russia Vladimir Putin awarded the Charles the title of Hero of Russia posthumously.

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