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Ian Parry Scholarships

      • Ian Parry 2022 Scholarship for Young Photographers Worldwide

      • The award is open to all full time students of any age including recently (within the last year) graduated students and BA, MA and MFA students. It is also open to photographers (not attending a course) who are 24 years old or younger. Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment
      • Ian Parry 2021 Scholarship in Photojournalism

      • Applications are welcomed from qualified and eligible candidates for the Ian Parry Scholarship for young photographers who are attending a full-time photographic course. The scholarship exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism
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Ian Parry was a talented young photojournalist at the very beginning of his career when he was tragically killed whilst on assignment for The Sunday Times in December 1989, covering the downfall of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Ian was only 24 years old.

As the youngest of four children from Prestatyn, North Wales, Ian was determined from an early age to pursue a career in photojournalism and joined the local Rhyl Journal as a trainee at the age of 16. After studying at Sheffield’s NCTJ course, he moved to London to follow his dream and joined The Sunday Times as a staff photographer.

On one of his first major assignments covering the revolution in Romania, a job he was determined to undertake, the plane carrying him home was shot down shortly after take off killing all on board.

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