Ivor Prickett

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 ten countries between 2012 and 2015, he documented the Syrian refugee crisis in the region as well as in Europe, working closely in collaboration with UNHCR to produce a comprehensive study of the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history. 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.

Most recently Prickett’s work has focused on the fight to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 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 has earned him multiple World Press Photo Awards, and in 2018 he was named as a Pulitzer finalist. The entire body of work titled End of the Caliphate was released as a book by Steidl in June 2019.

Prickett’s work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards including World Press Photo, The Pulitzer Prize, The Overseas Press Club Award, Picture of the Year International, Foam Talent, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and The Ian Parry Scholarship. Most recently he was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet 2019 cycle and his work is currently touring the globe as part of the group exhibition.


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