Als onderdeel van de wereldtour van World Press Photo is de tentoonstelling van 18 november 2017 t/m 4 maart 2018 in Berg en Dal te zien.
Burhan Ozbilici, Mevlüt Mert Altintaş shouts after shooting Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov, at an art gallery in Ankara
Winnaar is dit jaar de foto gemaakt door Burhan Ozbilici. De foto laat Mevlüt Mert Altintaş zien die net de Russische ambassadeur in Turkije heeft vermoord op een expositie in Ankara. Ozbilici werkt voor The Associated Press in Istanbul.
Mary F. Calvert, lid van de jury, over de winnende foto: ‘It was a very very difficult decision, but in the end we felt that the picture of the Year was an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times. Every time it came on the screen you almost had to move back because it’s such an explosive image and we really felt that it epitomizes the definition of what the World Press Photo of the Year is and means.’
Jurylid João Silva added: ‘Right now I see the world marching towards the edge of an abyss. This is a man who has clearly reached a breaking point and his statement is to assassinate someone who he really blames, a country that he blames, for what is going on elsewhere in the region. I feel that what is happening in Europe, what is happening in America, what is happening in the Far East, Middle East, Syria, and this image to me talks of it. It is the face of hatred.’
18 november 2017 – 4 maart 2018