The winners of this year's Ian Parry Scholarship have been announced – a group of aspiring photojournalists who are shining a light on untold stories, from the impact on Japan of an ageing population to the struggles of working class families in the UK.
Now in its 30th edition, this prestigious award was established in memory of Ian Parry, a photojournalist who was tragically killed in 1989 aged 24 while on assignment for The Sunday Times covering the Romanian Revolution.
The scholarship recognises the best emerging photojournalists from around the world who are aged under 24 or studying full time on a photography course. Each winner receives £3,500 towards a chosen project, and a loan of equipment from Canon Europe. This year's winners were selected from more than 300 entrants from 40 different countries. They will receive their awards from patron Sir Don McCullin at a virtual ceremony taking place in November 2020.
Japanese photojournalist Yuki Iwamura has won the Sunday Times Award for Achievement; London-based Capella Buncher has won the Canon Award for Potential; while German documentary photographer Stefanie Silber is to receive a Special Award for her powerful work on the grief of stillbirth. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez and Ingmar Nolting each received a Highly Commended Award, and Subhrajit Sen a Commended Award. The judging panel included Canon Ambassador Brent Stirton among other leading figures from across the photo industry.