Having studied documentary photography at Newport University in Wales, Ivor began his career as a freelance photographer in London. With a particular interest in the aftermath of war and its humanitarian consequences, his early projects focused on issues throughout the Balkans. In 2009 he relocated to the Middle East from where he documented the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings in Egypt and Libya, working simultaneously on editorial assignments and his own long term projects. Currently based in Istanbul, Ivor continues to work extensively throughout the Levant and Turkey. For much of the 2014 and 2015 he has been documenting the Syrian refugee crisis in the region as well as Europe, working closely in collaboration with UNHCR.
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.