Ivor Prickett

Istanbul, Turkey


Irish, 1983

Most recently Ivor’s work has focused on the fight to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria, with a particular
focus on the battle for Mosul. Working exclusively for the The New York Times he spent months on
the ground reporting in both words and pictures.

His work in Iraq and Syria earned him a first prize in the General News Stories category of the 2018
World Press Photo and he was named as a finalist in the Breaking News Photography category of
the Pulitzer Prizes. The entire body of work titled ‘End of the Caliphate’ is due to be made into a
book by German publisher Steidl in 2019.

Based in the region since 2009 Ivor documented the 'Arab Spring' uprisings in Egypt and Libya,
working simultaneously on editorial assignments and his own long term projects. Travelling to more than ten countries between 2012 and 2015 he documented the Syrian refugee crisis in the region as well as Europe, working closely in collaboration with UNHCR to produce the body of work ‘Seeking Shelter’. ‘Dreams of a Homeland’ is the result of spending extended periods of time in northern Iraq and Syria with the Kurdish people striving for recognition in the region.

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 ‘Returning Home’.

Ivor’s work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards including POYI, Foam
Talent, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and The Ian Parry Scholarship.

His pictures have been exhibited widely at institutions such as The Getty Gallery London, Foam
Gallery Amsterdam and The National Portrait Gallery London. He is represented by Panos Pictures
in London and holds a degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales Newport.

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Based in Istanbul, Ivor Prickett has been covering the conflict in Iraq and its ripple effects across the region for the past two years.

After four and a half years of civil war in Syria, almost half of the population of the country has been displaced.

Georgia’s cheap, plentiful and fertile land has become a tempting draw for enterprising Indian farmers prepared to make a fresh start in an alient country.

When Turkish riot police moved in to clear Taksim Square of protesters and their protest camp in June 2013, Ivor Prickett watched the drama unfold.

10 years after the American-led invasion of Iraq, the country’s northern, predominantly Kurdish part, is booming.

Sierra Leone is the most dangerous place in the world for a woman to give birth.

Despite Croatia’s impending accession to the European Union, the fate of tens of thousands of Serbs who were forced to flee their homes in Croatia remains largely unresolved~~With tactical advice and training from the US, the first of two massive country-wide military operations were launched in an attempt to rout the Serbian paramilitary units that controlled vast parts of Croatia.

Depopulated and ravaged by a series of recent conflicts, Gali region in south eastern Abkhazia is a forgotten corner of the Caucasus, still feeling the aftershocks of post-Soviet reality~~ The Gali district of Abkhazia lies in the South East of the territory, along the disputed border with Georgia, and is home to an estimated 40,000 Mingrelian Georgians who have managed to return since the end of civil war in the early 1990s.

Having witnessed the revolution in Egypt unfold at first hand, Ivor Prickett felt drawn toward the rumble of dissent in neighbouring Libya, North Africa’s most enigmatic country~~ The Libyan revolution started in mid February, at the peak of the Arab Spring.

18 days of consecutive protest were all it took to end 30 years of autocratic rule in the Middle East’s most populous country.