Ian Parry

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The Scholarship

Patron: Don McCullin C.B.E.

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Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age.

Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

Entrants must submit a portfolio and a brief synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship. The prize consists of £3,500 towards their chosen assignment £500 to those awarded Highly Commended and Commended. There is no fee for entry.

Benefits include:

The Sunday Times Magazine published the finalist’s work, which shines a spotlight on these young photographers and provides an excellent launch into a professional career in photography.

Canon provides a choice of equipment to the winner

World Press Photo automatically accepts the winner into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Reportage by Getty Images adds the winner to their on line Emerging Talent group.

Save the Children offers one of the finalists an all expenses paid assignment.

This is a significant prize for any photographer and continues with the support of The Sunday Times Magazine & Canon.

“The IPS is a unique chance for emerging photojournalists to not only have their work assessed and circulated within the wider context of the professional photographic industry but also featured in a major international publication. Entering awards has now become the most effective way to showcase your work and I would encourage more students to invest in this kind of free promotion” Rebecca McClelland Deputy Director IPS.

Our extremely well attended exhibition is held for two weeks at Downstairs at MOTHER, MOTHER, Biscuit Building 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7D Open from 10am – 12pm closed for lunch 3-6pm

For further information about the scholarship, interviews and images please contact Rebecca McClelland Creative Director at rebecca@ianparry.org and visit www.ianparry.org

Our sponsors are: The Sunday Times and Canon. Our sincere thanks for the support of the Frontline Club, MOTHER London, Save the Children, Touch Digital.