The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award was launched in 2015 as an international photography award that seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists. The award has benefitted since the outset from the expertise of an outstanding panel of internationally renowned photographers, including Dr Paul Lowe as the Founding Judge, and Ed Kashi, Simon Roberts, Simon Norfolk, Emma Bowkett, Monica Allende and Jocelyn Bain Hogg as Guest Judges.
Now in its third year, the award has already been widely recognised by those in the industry and has been supported by World Press Photo, British Journal of Photography (Official Media Partner), Metro Imaging, MediaStorm, Think Tank Photo, University of the Arts London, RMIT University, The Centre for Documentary Practice, and the Medill School of Journalism.
Winners of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award are announced each summer at The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia) in Brighton, UK.
In support of up-and-coming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.