Filipino photojournalist wins award in UK for young photographers

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Posted at Sep 10 2018 06:06 PM

Filipino photojournalist Ezra Acayan is one of this year's winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship, a prestigious grant in photojournalism given by The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom.

The 24-year-old Acayan is a former Reuters stringer in Manila and has recently been documenting accounts of extra-judicial killings under the Duterte administration.

It is these recent works, which have been published and made the rounds of exhibitions around the world, that won him the Ian Parry Award for Achievement.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

It is named after Ian Parry, a 24-year-old photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989.

The other winner is Salahuddin Ahmed for the Ian Parry Award for Potential for his work on the Rohingyas of Myanmar. 

Both photojournalists will be receiving cash awards as well as mentorships and participation in exhibitions in Europe.

Some of Acayan's works:

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Ezra Acayan's documentation on the war on drugs in the Philippines.