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Photo of murder of Russian ambassador wins World Press Photo

Photo of murder of Russian ambassador wins World Press Photo

Photo: World Press Photo/Burhan Ozbilici

The picture of the murder of the Russian ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov, Monday voted the best picture of the year. Burhan Ozbilici, a photographer for The Associated Press, made the picture and win the World Press Photo of 2016, so made the jury Monday known in Amsterdam.

In the photo, the 22-year-old police officer to see after it on 19 december in Ankara, the Russian at the opening of a photo exhibition has been shot.

According to the jury, ultimately fell the choice on the work of Ozbilici because of “the explosive photograph that is really the hatred of our time”. Chairman Stuart Franklin calls the winner a “incredibly courageous man, who are work epic has done because he happens to be at a press conference, was that in such a tragedy changed”.

“Every time he’s on the screen came up, went almost to the back because it is such an explosive picture, and we really felt that he is the definition embodies what the World Press Photo of the Year is and means.”

The Turkish photographer, who at the presentation was present, told about what happened by him was when he the series was. “Running away was not an option,” he said. “I had my work to do, even though I was perhaps killed or seriously injured.'”His forehead was running according to him of the sweat and at the same time he had the cold. “But a voice in me said: go, it will be a success.” Afraid he was not, but later very sad about the fact that there is a “good man” was killed, he said.

World Press Photo 2016

Jonathan Bachman won the prize for contemporary themes. This dark woman is protesting in Baton Rouge against police brutality.
© World Press Photo/Jonathan Bachman

Photographer Jamal Taraqai win with this photo of a bombing in Pakistan in the category of Spot News.
© World Press Photo, Jamal Taraqai

Burhan Ozbilici wins the World Press Photo for photo of the year. He photographed the perpetrator of the murder of the Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov.
© World Press Photo/Burhan Ozbilici

Paula Bronstein wins in the category Daily life with the ‘Victims of a forgotten war’.
© World Press Photo/Paula Bronstein

Francis Pérez wins with a photo of a turtle in a net, entangled in the category nature.
© World Press Photo/Francis Pérez

The French-Belgian photographer Laurent Van der Stockt wins in the category of general news with this photo on the offensive to Mosul to liberate it from.
© World Press Photo/Laurent Van der Stockt

Tom Jenkins win with this photo in the category of sports.
© World Press Photo/Tom Jenkins

Magnus Wennman win with this photo of a Syrian girl in the category of people.
© World Press Photo/Magnus Wennman

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Eight prices

For the sixtieth edition of the prestigious contest, which sent more than 5,000 photographers from 125 countries, more than 80.400 photos. The jury has eight categories of prizes were awarded to 45 photographers from 25 countries. Among the winners are no Dutch.

The winner of the World Press Photo receives a cash prize of 10,000 euros. All of the photos that are in the prize money, the next year in an exhibition on 14th april will open in The New Church in Amsterdam. After traveling to 45 countries. The exhibition annually attracts more than 4 million visitors.

For the first time, at the time were also the winners of the Digital Storytelling Contest announced, which revolves around onlineproducties. This was the Dutch submission of Future Cities a third prize in the category of Innovative Storytelling.

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