September 6th, 2013

Farzana Hossen Wins 2013 Ian Parry Scholarship for Project on Violence Against Women

© Farzana Hossen

© Farzana Hossen

Farzana Hossen, a student at Pathshala South Media Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has won the 2013 Ian Parry Scholarship for her project “Lingering Scars,” about the rise in violence against women in Bangladesh. Hossen receives 3,500 pounds (approximately $5,450 US), a commission from Save the Children, publication of her Project in The Sunday Times Magazine, representation from Reportage by Getty Images as part of their Emerging Talent group, and equipment from Canon. She will also becomes a finalist for the shortlist of photographers selected for Joop Swart Masterclass, conducted by World Press Photo.

Hossen has documented women injured by acid thrown at them. One of the judges for this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, photojournalist Don McCullin, noted the strength of Hossen’s images and text. “I get a clear sense that Farzana has an invested interest in conveying the horror of these attacks.”

The award was announced at the Visa Pour l’Image festival in Perpignan, France.  One “highly commended “ photographer and two “commended” photographers were also announced. They will receive 500 pounds (approximately $780 US).

The Ian Parry Scholarship, named for the Sunday Times of London photographer who was killed at the age of 24 while covering the Romanian Revolution, supports projects by full-time photography students and photographers under 24.

The highly commended photographer, Magda Rakita, has photographed in Liberia, focusing on issues affecting women. Rakita, who was born in Poland, is studying for her masters at London College of Communications, and plans to continue her work in Liberia as the country observes the tenth anniversary of the end of its civil conflict.

One of the two commended photographers, Kazi Riasat Alve of Bangladesh, is studying in a documentary mentoring program under Saiful Huq Omi at Counter Foto. Alve’s project, “Life at Suhrawardi Uddan,” looks at a Dhaka park that has sheltered homeless people.

The other commended photographer, Mehran Hamrahi, has documenting young people in Iran, where 70 percent of the population is under the age of 35, in a project titled “Iranian People, Ordinary or Criminals?” Born in Iran in 1989, Hamrahi began studying photography in 2009. He has worked for the Iranian Students News Agency and had two solo exhibitions.

Information on the Ian Parry Scholarship, and galleries of the winners’ work, can be found at www.ianparry.org

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July 10th, 2013

Photo Students and Young Photogs: Ian Parry Scholarship Applications Due August 1

Applications for the Ian Parry Scholarship, which supports current full-time photography students and young photographers 24 years of age and under, are due August 1. Details are available on the PDNEdu blog.

This year’s winner will be announced in early September, during the Visa pour l’Image Festival in Perpignan. The winner will receive a monetary award of £3,500 ($4,487) and their photos will be published in the Sunday Times magazine Spectrum and exhibited at MOTHER, London for two weeks during September 2013. Two commended photographers will also be selected for publication, exhibition and a monetary award of £500 ($640). Both the winner and commended photographers will be automatically added to the list of finalists for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam, and all scholarship finalists will be invited to attend a series of free seminars, portfolio reviews and workshops in collaboration with ad agency MOTHER, led by industry professionals who support the award.
The 2013 scholarships will be judged by Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Harriet Logan, Jon Jones and Simon Roberts.

Past scholarship winners have included Sebastian Liste, Maisie Crow, Jonas Bendicksen and Simon Roberts.

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Adrian Fussell Wins 2012 Ian Parry Scholarship

September 5th, 2012

Adrian Fussell Wins 2012 Ian Parry Scholarship

Adrian Fussell, a New York City-based photojournalist, 23, has won the Ian Parry Scholarship for 2012 for his project “My Name is Victory.” The series follows members of the Patriot Guards, from Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NY, a community of immigrant youth who assimilate through participating in the volunteer military program. The award, which comes with a 3,500 British pounds cash prize, was announced this evening at the Visa Pour L’Image Festival in Perpignan, France. Two other finalists were also honored. Photographer Marcelo Pérez del Carpio of Bolivia was named “highly commended” and Hilde Mesics Kleven of Norway was “commended.”

In addition to receiving a cash prize, Fussell is automatically added to the list of finalists for the Joop Swart Masterclass, organized by World Press Photo in Amsterdam. Fussell and the two commended finalists will also have their work shown in the Spectrum supplement to The Sunday Times of London and in a print exhibition to be displayed for two weeks, starting September 26, at the ad agency MOTHER in London.

The scholarship was created in memory of Ian Parry, a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times in 1989. It honors young photographers who are either currently enrolled in a full-time photography class or are under the age of 24, to help them receive support and launch their careers. Fussell is a graduate of New York University, and also studied at the International Center of Photography.

For more on the Ian Parry Scholarship and this year’s finalists, visit the Ian Parry Scholarship Web site.

Photo: © Adrian Fussell. Cadet Jenny Chen, foreground, orders her squad to march during a practice run for the Patriot Guard drill team on March 29, 2012, days before competing in the JROTC Army National Championships in Louisville, KY.

June 15th, 2012

The Ian Parry Scholarship: Deadline to Apply June 30

The deadline to apply for the Ian Parry Scholarship 2012, which supports photography students and young photographers launching their careers, is June 30.

The scholarship was created memory of Ian Parry, a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times in 1989. Longtime friend and photo editor Aidan Sullivan created the  Scholarship for young photographers who are either currently enrolled in a full-time photography classes or are under the age of 24, to help them receive support and launch their career.

This year, the winner will be awarded $4,500 towards their assignments and the opportunity to be automatically added to the list of finalists for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

In addition to the first place prize, $630 will be awarded to those who receive the Highly Commended and Commended honor. One finalist will get a sponsorship from Save the Children, and will be given an all-expense paid opportunity to complete an assignment for the charity. An exhibit, featuring the 2012 finalists’ work and single images from the competition, will be held at Getty Images Gallery/ 46 Eastcastle Street in London. The prize-winning photographers will also gain support from Getty Images, Canon Europe and Sunday Times Magazine, who will all publish the finalists’ work.

Past winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship have included Sebastian Liste, Rasel Chowdhury, Leonie Hampton, Ivor Prickett and Jonas Bendicksen.

All applicants must submit a portfolio of their work and a brief summary of the project they undertake if chosen. Applicants can apply here, on the IanParry.org web site.