‘Elsewhere function’ photo elected ANP News photo of the year

The winning photo shows Ollongren, who had to quickly leave the Binnenhof after a positive corona test. In her hand she has a stack of documents on which the text can be read. The photo caused a significant delay in the formation process and a dent in the confidence of MPs in the cabinet.

Political moment of 2021

The ANP News photo of the year 2021 is not the first prize Bart Maat wins with this photo, rather the photo was chosen by EenVandaag as the political moment of 2021.


“What I realized most this year is that photojournalism can really make a difference,” Maat said after receiving his award. “I think it’s nice to see that what we do has an impact.”

Right moment

Jury member Leo Blom (freelance image consultant) praised the photo as ‘a striking example of the right moment’. The public can also appreciate the photo, Maat also won the ANP News Photo of the Year Audience Award. In addition to the honour, Maat will receive a cash prize for both prizes.


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