Ugur Yildirim

I was born in the city of Tunceli in the east of Turkey in 1985. I studied journalism and philosophy at Ankara University. While continuing my education, I have done special news and photo projects for many magazines and newspapers. I have covered the war for Syria, ISIS military operation in Mosul, refugee migration in the Aegean, Myanmar Arakan crisis, Gaza, Libya, Azerbaijan-Nagorno-Karabakh, Ukraine-Russia War, especially in many countries in Asia and Africa. I have worked in war-conflict areas and crisis zones in different parts of the world. I had the chance to report and photograph important events in the world. I have won many national and international awards with the photos I have taken. I work on news and photography projects focusing on humanitarian questions/consequences arising from War- Crisis and its aftermath.

[ PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, ASIA ] This premier category is open to all photographers — independent, agency, wire service, or newspaper photographers. Please submit 10 to 50 images per portfolio consisting of at least two stories. Single images are optional. Each participant is allowed to enter only one portfolio. All images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Photographer of the Year, Asia

Jilson Tiu
Sandipa Malakar
Uma Bista
Willy Kurniawan
Takaaki Iwabu
Zhou Yang
Parisa Azadi
Ki-Ho Park
Nathan Tsui
Suzanne Lee
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