Ian Parry Photojournalism Grant Presents: 2023 Recipient Nikoletta Stoyanova in conversation with Fiona Shields and Giles Duley

Saturday 18 May 2024
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Screening Room


The lan Parry Photojournalism Grant presents an engaging discussion featuring the remarkable 2023 recipient Nikoletta Stoyanova joined by the Guardian’s Head of Photography Fiona Shields, and the CEO of Legacy of War Foundation Giles Duley. Together, they will delve into the power of visual storytelling, the challenges faced by today’s photojournalists, and the enduring impact of
capturing moments that shape our world.

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Nikoletta Stoyanova

Nikoletta Stoyanova, 21, from Ukraine, is the recipient of the lan Parry Photojournalism Grant 2023. Stoyanova was working for the Ukrainian state broadcaster Suspilne as a photojournalist in
Odesa when the Russian invasion began. She stayed to document everything and became a fixer. In almost a year of work, fixing became the best school of reporting,’ she said. ‘Working with
experienced journalists, photographers and videographers, you learn how to be like them. You learn to search for topics, contacts, people, places. You organise all the work, start writing texts
and then do the pictures.



Fiona Shields

Fiona has over twenty years’ picture editing experience across a range of newspaper titles as well
as being a curator, speaker on photojournalism and mentor within the photography community. She was Picture Editor of the Guardian for ten years before taking up the role of Head of Photography for the Guardian News and Media Group. Throughout her career she has been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic news stories of our time including the events surrounding 9/11, conflicts around the world, large-scale natural disasters, and the humanitarian
crises resulting from the growing refugee numbers across the globe. In addition she has judged numerous high profile photographic awards including World Press Photo Awards, the Sony World Photography Awards, The Carmignac Photojournalism Award, The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and is a regular nominator for the prestigious Prix Pictet Prize. Fiona was also appointed Global Chair of World Press 2024.


Giles Duley

Giles Duley is CEO of Legacy of War Foundation, photographer, writer, chef and presenter, born in 1971 in London. His work focuses on the long-term humanitarian impact of conflict. Starting his carer as a music photographer, Duley worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Oasis and Lenny Kravitz for publications including Q, Vogue, Sunday Times and Elle. In 2000 his image of Marilyn Manson was voted amongst the 100 greatest rock photographs of all time. In 2004 Duley changed his focus to documentary work, partnering with well-respected charities such as HI (Humanity and Inclusion), EMERGENCY, Save the Children and UNHCR to highlight lesser-known stories deserving of public attention and action. Although documenting challenging, and at times, horrific situations, Giles captures the strength of those who fight adversity rather than succumb. His photographs draw the viewer to the subject, creating intimacy and empathy for lives differing from ours only in circumstance His work has taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, DR Congo, Angola, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Colombia, Vietnam and Nigeria among others.