Ivor Prickett

Working exclusively for The New York Times, Ivor Prickett has spent months on the ground reporting in both words and pictures on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 
The entire body of work titled ‘End of the Caliphate’ was published as a book by Steidl in June 2019. Based in the Middle East since 2009, Prickett documented the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Libya, working simultaneously on editorial assignments and his own long-term projects.

Travelling to more than 10 countries between 2012 and 2015, he documented the Syrian refugee crisis in the region as well as Europe, working in close collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to produce the body of work, ‘Seeking Shelter’. With a particular interest in the aftermath of war and its humanitarian consequences, his early projects focused on stories of displaced people throughout the Balkans and Caucasus, and culminated in the form of ‘Returning Home’.
Prickett’s work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards including Pictures of the Year International (POYI), Foam Talent, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, and The Ian Parry Scholarship. His work in Iraq and Syria earned him a place as a finalist in the Breaking News Photography category of the Pulitzer Prize in 2018, and he was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2019. 
His pictures have been exhibited widely at institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Foam Gallery (Amsterdam), and The National Portrait Gallery (London). 
He is represented by Panos Pictures, and holds a degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales Newport.
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