Ankara Assassination Picture Wins World Press Photo of the Year

artnet News | Alyssa Buffenstein:

The World Press Photo Foundation announced today that Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici is the recipient of the 60th annual World Press Photo of the Year award, for his capturing of the December 2016 assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey at an art gallery in Ankara.

The Istanbul-based photographer will receive a cash prize of €10,000 ($10,600) and a selection of camera equipment from Canon. The winning photograph, along with winners of the World Press Photo Digital Storytelling contest, will go on display in a travelling exhibition that will visit 45 countries… Read more

Image: Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 (detail). Photo Burhan Ozbilici, courtesy AP