Call for Applications: Ian Parry Scholarship

Iraqi Special Forces soldiers surveyed the aftermath of an ISIS suicide car bomb that managed to reach their lines in the Al Andalus neighbourhood of East Mosul. January 2017.
Ivor Prickett for The New York Times


Shutterbugs should get their portfolios ready and apply for the Ian Parry Scholarship. Parry died in 1989 while covering the Romanian revolution for The Sunday Times and the scholarship, generously supported by Sir Don McCullin C.B.E, continues the photographer’s legacy for socially committed documentary photography.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is an annual international competition open to young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24. This year features two awards: The Ian Parry Award for Achievement and The Ian Parry Award for Potential. Each award offers $3500 towards the photographer’s project. The Ian Parry Award for Potential offers recipients a year-long mentorship to hone their potential. This year’s mentor is photojournalist and former Ian Parry Board Scholarship recipient, Marcus Bleasdale.

Ivor Prickett, a previous recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. The nominated work depicted the aftermath of an ISIS suicide bomb and was published in The New York Times.

This year’s guest judge is Elisabeth Biondi, who brings over 15 years as the distinguished visual editor for The New Yorker, as well as additional work for Vanity Fair, Geo Magazine, and as a curator, writer, and teacher.

The deadline for applications is July 27. Interested photographers should visit ianparry.org.