Kobani, Syria, 2017 - Image © Mauricio Lima

Kobani, Syria, 2017 - Image © Mauricio Lima

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 has spent months on the ground reporting in both words and pictures to produce the project ‘End of the Caliphate’

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. Since then his work has continued to deal with the ripple effects of this tumultuous period in the region.

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 his 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 the stories of displaced people throughout the Balkans and Caucasus and culminated in the form of ‘Returning Home’.

His work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards including The Ian Parry Scholarship in 2007 and The National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing prize in 2015. In 2011 he was named by both Foam Talent and PDN 30 as a photographer to watch and was also selected to participate on the World Press Photo masterclass.

His work has been exhibited widely including at Foam gallery in Amsterdam, Foto8 in London and The Gallery of Photography in Dublin. The National Portrait Gallery London holds three of his artworks in their permanent collection. He is represented by Panos Pictures in London and holds a degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales Newport.