Announcing the participants for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Bulgaria

We are delighted to announce the participants selected for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The tutors for this masterclass are Nina Berman, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen.

We would sincerely like to thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate to the masterclasses.

Announcing the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy

The NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the 2019 series of Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclasses. The first of the new series of masterclasses with free tuition will take place in Bulgaria 15-18 July, and the dates for Austria and Spain will be announced in September.

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During each of the four-day trainings, 15 selected participants will work together with three NOOR authors as their tutors, to share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to create more impactful visual stories. NOOR and the NOOR Foundation are committed to encouraging aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Masterclasses are provided free of charge for all participants, made possible with the continued support of Nikon Europe.

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Zurich © Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Zurich © Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

All masterclasses are open to young and emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities and locations within Europe.  We highly encourage visual storytellers from Bulgaria, Austria and Spain to apply to their local country’s masterclass.

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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Nina BermanKadir van Lohuizen and Bénédicte Kurzen.
Dates: 15 - 18 July 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, June 9 2019, 23:59 CET

Open to all young & emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities. We highly encourage applications from Bulgarian photographers. There are no age restrictions, however the masterclass is more suited for emerging photographers at a early/mid career stage. Applicants are required a basic knowledge of English as the masterclass will take place in English.

Artist Residency | RIO Project

 
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We are proud to announce that the RIO Project has organized a residency program in Copenhagen, during the Copenhagen Photo Festival. NOOR photographer Andrea Bruce (@andreabruce) is one of the four chosen artists who will be participating in the program.

© Andrea Bruce / NOOR

© Andrea Bruce / NOOR

The residency is an opportunity for the participating photographers to meet photographers participating in the RIO Project, as well as photographers exhibiting at the festival. The four photographers will educate selected emerging artists, and gain insight into Danish culture and cultural identity through visiting a number of Danish photography-related institutions.

All in all, a promising programme has been set up, keep an eye for the progress through our website and Instagram.

Andrea Bruce | Upcoming Talks

On June 1st, Andrea Bruce will speaking about her current longterm project spanning across America, "Our Democracy", at The Focus on the Story Photo Festival 2019. After spending the last 15 years outside of the U.S., working mostly in the Middle East and Afghanistan, Andrea Bruce is now living in the U.S. and is traveling to small towns and communities across the country to document forms of democracy.

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Local police fight opioid addiction.

Location: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Nina Berman | Upcoming Talks

Nina Berman will be speaking about “An Autobiography of Miss Wish" at the 2nd Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium in Berkeley, California on May 3rd, 2019.

Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Berkeley, CA 9470 , United States

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© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR

A few weeks later, on May 25th, Nina Berman will open heartedly share her collaborative project "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" again, at DOC Festival in Norway.

Location: DOC19, Fredrikstad, Norway

Arko Datto's PIK-NIK | Exhibition at Galleri Image, Denmark

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© Arko Datto / NOOR

On May 3rd, Arko Datto will be opening his exhibition "Pik-Nik", curated by East Wing Gallery's Artistic Director Peggy Sue Amison, at Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as giving an artist talk on May 4th.

The exhibition will be open untill June 23 2019.

NOOR at ImageSingulières | Workshop

This intensive 2-day workshop, led by NOOR authors Alixandra Fazzina and Leonard Pongo, will allow emerging photographers to develop their documentary project – from conception to dissemination.

This workshop will provide both relevant industry insights as well as individual feedback and advice for each participating photographer. This workshop will take place in English.

© Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

© Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

The workshop will take place on May 30th & 31st 2019, at the Ancien Collège Victor Hugo, Sète, France

NOOR at ImageSingulières | Portfolio Reviews

These upcoming portfolio reviews provide an opportunity for emerging photographers to intensively discuss their work with NOOR photographers and industry professionals.

The morning will include reviewing your body of work and discussing your ideas, and will be attended by more than twenty professionals and NOOR members, followed by a drink.

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© Arko Datto / NOOR

The portfolio reviews are graciously supported by the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in France and l'Atelier Néerlandais.

 
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NOOR at ImageSingulières | Jon Lowenstein | Exhibition

South Side | Jon Lowenstein

Chicago's South Side neighbourhood is home to one of the largest and oldest African-American communities in the United States. It is also one of the poorest areas of the country. Over the past decade, the largest housing developments in the United States have been demolished, disrupting the housing of approximately 100,000 of the poorest residents.

In this documentary project, Jon Lowenstein explores the struggle that ensues to maintain a semblance of order as these neighbourhoods crumble before our eyes.

© Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

© Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

South Side - a project consisting of large-format photographs, ephemeral, poetic and personal stories - is part of a shared history in the middle of a given space, a post-industrial fusion of a city in full gentrification.

NOOR at ImageSingulières | Nina Berman | Exhibition

An Autobiography of Miss Wish | Nina Berman

An Autobiography of Miss Wish is a story of two closely related lives, the photographer and her "subject", working closely together to create a unique enigmatic book that pushes the boundaries of documentary narration.

The project brings together heart-rending archive footage depicting crime scenes and flashbacks, psychiatric hospital reports, diary pieces / snippets / personal notes, personal effects, letters and messages between the photographer and the protagonist: Miss Wish.

© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR