1984 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Mustafa Bozdemir

Hürriyet Gazetesi

30 October, 1983

Koyunoren, Turkey Kezban Özer finds her five children who were buried alive after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck her village. The earthquake occurred at 5 a.m., when she and her husband were milking the cows and their children were sleeping. The earthquake destroyed 147 villages in the region and killed 1,336 people.

About the photographer

Mustafa Bozdemir

Mustafa Bozdemir was born in Ankara, Turkey. He started his journalistic career in 1965 at the Ulus Daily of Ankara. In 1975, he graduated from Ankara Journalism Academy. He work...

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