With 35 years in the photographic industry and the most comprehensive range of photographic services in the UK, Metro Imaging has a well-established reputation for delivering a level of expertise and professionalism that is second to none. Metro Imaging remains at the forefront of the photography industry because its enthusiastic and skilled team has kept inspiration at its heart, with great value placed on creativity, new ideas and quality. It is because of these shared core values that the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is pleased to announce a new partnership with Metro Imaging. We look forward to working with them to develop and support the career of this year’s talented winner.

Since its inception a decade ago, Metro Imaging’s Mentorship Programme has had great success in providing talented emerging photographers with invaluable industry experience, exposure and inspiration, while helping them to refine and challenge their working practice. Over a 12-month period, Metro Imaging will work with our Grand Prize Winner to develop and support their practice by constructing a Mentorship Programme that best suits their needs, and introduce them to relevant industry experts to gain advice and build their network.

With a wealth of industry experience and close connections to many prestigious documentary organisations, some of which crossover with our own existing partnerships, including World Press Photo and University of the Arts London, Metro Imaging is a particularly well-suited partner organisation for our Award, and one which can make a sizeable contribution to the professional development of our overall winner.

Image by Liton Masud Alam | 2015 Commended Entry

Posted by Thaddeus Pope

Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.