amsterdam - The photo of the murder of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was Monday named the best picture of the year. Burhan Özbilici, photographer for The Associated Press, made the photo and wins World Press Photo 2016, as the jury announced on Monday in Amsterdam.
In the photo shows how the 22-year-old policeman on December 19 in Ankara, the Russian shoots at the opening of a photo exhibition. The jury ultimately the choice fell on the work of Özbilici ' because of the explosive photo that really captures the hatred of our time. ' ' Every time he came on the screen, you almost shrank back because it's such an explosive photo and we really felt that he embodies the definition of the World Press Photo of the Year, and means. ''
For the sixtieth edition of the prestigious photo contest sent more than 5,000 photographers from 125 countries, more than 80 400 pictures. The jury awarded in eight categories of prizes to 45 photographers from 25 countries. Among the winners are not Dutch.
The winner of the World Press Photo receives a cash prize of 10 000 euros. All photos that have fallen in prices can be seen in the coming year in an exhibition which opens on April 14 at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. Which then travels to 45 countries. The exhibition attracts over 4 million visitors annually.