Ian Parry Scholarship 2019 - call for submissions
The call for submissions for the 2019 Ian Parry Scholarship is now open. Around for the last 28 years, the role of the scholarship is to keep “the values and traditions of photojournalism alive and well, by encouraging and supporting young emerging talent.” The international photographic competition is for young photographers who are either under the age of 24 or attending a full-time photographic course. 2019 is an important year for the scholarship and marks the 30th anniversary of Ian Parry's death.
The winner of The Sunday Times Award for Achievement will have their work published in @thestmagazine along with a prize of $3,500 towards their chosen project.
The winner of the Canon Award for Potential will win a $3,500 cash prize towards a project of their choice and a year-long personal mentorship. As in previous years, a year-long Mentorship Program for the winner of the Award for Potential will be led by former Ian Parry Award recipient and Magnum photographer, Jonas Bendiksen.
Bendiksen received the Ian Parry Award in 2002 and joined Magnum Photos in 2004. His work often focuses on isolated communities and enclaves, in Russia and elsewhere. He has received numerous awards, including the 2003 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York, and second place in the Daily Life Stories for World Press Photo, as well as first prize in the Pictures of the Year International Awards.
The guest judge for 2019 is Giles Duley. An acclaimed photojournalist and war photographer Duley (Hon FRPS) is one of the most experienced and highly respected figure in the photography industry. After having worked for ten years as a fashion and music photographer, Duley left London and decided to use photography to tell the stories of underrepresented communities. He has documented conflicts in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Colombia, Iraq and Jordan, amongst others. In 2016 he was commissioned by the UNHCR to document the refugee crisis across Europe and the Middle East.
Entries must be received by the 5 July 2019
For more details, head to www.ianparry.org
More about the scholarship
Patron: Sir Don McCullin C.B.E
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.
This year’s Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.
The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries.
Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.
There is no entry fee.
- Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
- Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.
- Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London.
- Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential. The 2019 mentor is former Ian Parry Award recipient and highly respected Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen.
- The winner of The Canon Award for Potential will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.
- World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
- Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, the media sponsor.
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