In 1989 photojournalist Ian Parry, then only 24 years old, was killed while covering the Romanian revolution for The Sunday Times. Today, the scholarship named after him awards a £25,000 prize to “photographers who are either attending a full-time recognized photography course or who are under the age of 24,” to put toward the completion of an assignment. Metro Imaging also offers £500 in vouchers to the winner and £250 to highly commended and commended photographers.
The Sunday Times Magazine will publish the winner’s work and World Press Photo has agreed to automatically accept the winner onto their final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. A print exhibition will also be held at Getty Images Gallery on Aug. 3.
The deadline for this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship is June 15, 2007. Applications can be downloaded here.