Founded in January 2015, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is an annual international photography award which seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists. The Award is judged by a panel of leading professionals in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism, including our Founding Judge, Dr Paul Lowe. Other judges have included Ed Kashi, Simon Roberts, Emma Bowkett and Simon Norfolk. Now in its third year, the Award has become a highly sought-after prize for early career professionals, and has earned the support of leading institutions in the photographic industry, including World Press Photo and the British Journal of Photography. With the aim of supporting up-and-coming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.
The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is hosted by the The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia) in Brighton, UK.