Since twenty-three years Galleria Carla Sozzani presents in Milan the World Press Photo,
one of the most significant award of photojournalism in the world, now in its 60th edition.
The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills
made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in
the last year.
The winner of the Photo of the Year 2016 is Burhan Ozbilici’s picture–which also won first prize in the Spot News Stories category–that shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016.
A group of internationally recognized professionals in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography—chaired by Stuart Franklin—convened in Amsterdam to judge all entries. They examined 80,408 images taken in the previous year by 5,034 photographers coming from 125 nations.