Winners of the 30th annual Ian Parry Scholarship announced

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Now in its 30th year, the winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship for 2020 have been announced.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is an annual international competition for young photographers (below the age of 24) or who are attending as full-time students at a photographic course. 

The Scholarship is named after Ian Parry, a British photojournalist who died on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution of 1989. He was just 24 years old. 

From hundreds of entries from over 40 countries, the judges of the Scholarship Board have narrowed it down to three winners, Yuki Iwamura, Capella Buncher and Stefanie Silber.

The Winners

Iwamura has taken home the Sunday Times Award for Achievement, Buncher has won the Canon Award for Potential, which comes with a mentorship placement with Photo Director of Tortoise Media, Jon Jones, and Silber has been given a special award. You can see their work below.

Members of National Socialist Movement, a neo-nazi organisation based in Detroit Michigan prepare to counter-protest at Motor City Pride Parade on June 8th, 2019 at Bob Evans, a restaurant near Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan. From the series American Pride. © Yuki Iwamura 
Members of National Socialist Movement, a neo-nazi organisation based in Detroit Michigan prepare to counter-protest at Motor City Pride Parade on June 8th, 2019 at Bob Evans, a restaurant near Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Detroit, Michigan. From the series American Pride. © Yuki Iwamura 
US Marine Corps gather at Times Square for the photoshoot during the Fleet Week on May 23rd, 2019 in Manhattan, NY. From the series American Pride. © Yuki Iwamura 
US Marine Corps gather at Times Square for the photoshoot during the Fleet Week on May 23rd, 2019 in Manhattan, NY. From the series American Pride. © Yuki Iwamura 
My Dad after hitting his pipe, spring 2020. Up until the last 15 years, my Dad was one of the most charismatic, hilarious and wildly creative people I have ever known, with the most outrageous stories, infectious laugh and loosest hips. Since having his last two children, Danny and I, he has been forced to work menial, brain deadening jobs, due to a lack of formal education. The deleterious effect this has had on his mental and physical health, relationships and self-esteem is shocking. Sometimes when he gets high, there is a flicker of that past self. From the series ‘And the Livin’ is Easy’. 
© Capella Buncher
My Dad after hitting his pipe, spring 2020. Up until the last 15 years, my Dad was one of the most charismatic, hilarious and wildly creative people I have ever known, with the most outrageous stories, infectious laugh and loosest hips. Since having his last two children, Danny and I, he has been forced to work menial, brain deadening jobs, due to a lack of formal education. The deleterious effect this has had on his mental and physical health, relationships and self-esteem is shocking. Sometimes when he gets high, there is a flicker of that past self. From the series ‘And the Livin’ is Easy’. © Capella Buncher
Danny catching a vibe in his bedroom, spring 2020. Despite, struggling with his mental health, learning disabilities, insecurity and loneliness, my brother finds great refuge between his lovingly adorned bedroom walls. Danny loves music - anything from Ry Cooder’s slide guitar to 90s jungle and hardcore. He is often found with his disco ball on, incense burning and portable speaker booming, dreaming of a future. From the series ‘And the Livin’ is Easy’. © Capella Buncher
Danny catching a vibe in his bedroom, spring 2020. Despite, struggling with his mental health, learning disabilities, insecurity and loneliness, my brother finds great refuge between his lovingly adorned bedroom walls. Danny loves music - anything from Ry Cooder’s slide guitar to 90s jungle and hardcore. He is often found with his disco ball on, incense burning and portable speaker booming, dreaming of a future. From the series ‘And the Livin’ is Easy’. © Capella Buncher
Janne-Lilli died in 22nd week of pregnancy. She was buried in the family grave. Her parents and her father's parents joined the ceremony. On their way to the graveyard a neighbour gave them some flowers as last regards. 10.11.2017 in Hamburg, Germany. From the series Loud Silence. © Stefanie Silber
Janne-Lilli died in 22nd week of pregnancy. She was buried in the family grave. Her parents and her father's parents joined the ceremony. On their way to the graveyard a neighbour gave them some flowers as last regards. 10.11.2017 in Hamburg, Germany. From the series Loud Silence. © Stefanie Silber
Parents try to capture the first and last footprint of their daughter. She died in 22nd week of pregnancy. 8.11.2017 in Hamburg, Germany. From the series Loud Silence. © Stefanie Silber
Parents try to capture the first and last footprint of their daughter. She died in 22nd week of pregnancy. 8.11.2017 in Hamburg, Germany. From the series Loud Silence. © Stefanie Silber

The Patron of the Ian Parry Scholarship is none other than Sir Don McCullin, the legendary British photojournalist particularly known for his wartime photography.

To enter the competition, entrants had to submit a portfolio and a proposal of a project they would carry out in the event they won the scholarship. Each winner receives £3,500 towards their proposed project and their work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine. 

The judges have also chosen to acknowledge the portfolios of photographers Daniel Harvey Gonzalez, Ingmar Nolting and Subhrajit Sen, whose work didn’t make the final cut as place-winners. 

To find out more about the Scholarship, visit the Facebook page or website here. 

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