Anadolu Agency got eight awards on Thursday when Türkiye’s News Cameramen Association announced the winners of the 26th Zoom International News Video Contest.
Speaking at the award ceremony in Istanbul, the group’s head Aytekin Polatel said: “Over the years, footage shot by news camera operators has become an important element that sets the agenda, in both the political and social arena.”
Describing news camera operators as “visual writers,” Polatel stressed that they act with a sense of responsibility towards the public.
Ergun Turan, the mayor of Istanbul’s Fatih district, stated that members of the press make great efforts to inform the public in good order.
Anadolu Agency camera operators left their mark on this year’s competition.
Servet Ulku of Anadolu Agency got the award in the News Image of the Year category with his footage shot during an explosion in Ukraine, while Orhan Fatih Dogan, Elif Ozge Kizil, Sebnem Coskun, Cagri Korucu, Vural Elibol and Jaime Aleksos were also honored in various categories.
Source: Anadolu Agency