Nigel Parry began his photographic career in London and moved to New York City in 1994.
Since then, he has been commissioned by the most distinguished publications, advertising agencies, entertainment, corporate and music companies worldwide. He has been privileged to photograph not only celebrities but also the most famed cultural and political figures of our time.
Some of his many accolades include: The European Magazine Award, The Award of Excellence from the U.S. Society of Newspaper Design, The American Society of Magazine Editors Portrait Award, Hassleblad Master Photographer and server Communication Arts, Graphis, Photo District News, Art Director’s Club, International Photography and American Photography Awards among others.
His work has been exhibited internationally at various art galleries, museums and festivals including; The National Portrait Gallery in London, The National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, The National Museum of Film & Photography, Le Festival Pour L’image Perpignan, and the Premier exhibit at the NY Photo Festival. He has also had the honor of being the first portrait photographer to be invited to exhibit his work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Nigel is involved in several global children’s charities including the Starlight Foundation and Operation Smile. He has donated his time to attend several missions on behalf of Operation Smile photographing children in the far remotes of China, South America and India. His powerful photographs help to create a further awareness of both charities. In 2010, Operation Smile honored him with the Universal Smile Award for his photographic and charitable contributions.
His first book Sharp was published in December 2000. His second book Precious was published in the fall of 2004 and his third book BLUNT was published in the fall of 2006. BLUNT is still today one of his most successful traveling exhibitions. All books have received worldwide critical acclaim.
Parry’s iconic style can also be seen in his directional video work. He is currently working on a series of video projects to compliment his print work.