The Ian Parry Scholarship


The Exhibition

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. Ian was just 24 years of age.

The exhibition on display comprises of a dozen randomly selected entries from the last two decade of the scholarship.

Now in its 30th year, the scholarship has supported hundreds of young aspiring photographers, many of whom are now internationally renowned and awarded photojournalists.

The Scholarship

Patron: Sir Don McCullin C.B.E.

Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor of The Sunday Times, created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under the age of 24.

“The scholarship exists to find and support the very best young people striving to produce powerful, meaningful photojournalism in a ‘selfie’ obsessed world. Ian would be immensely proud of the long list of internationally known photographers who were helped at the start of their careers by the scholarship that bears his name.”
Tom Stoddart, Board member


Seminars & Talks

The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.