Workshop with Nina Berman in Slovakia

NOOR, the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation, in collaboration with the Open Society Foundation, invite you to attend a workshop with Nina Berman (USA) on documentary photography, the ethical limits in photography and media activism strategies to support minorities. The workshop will take place in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation in the Zichy Palace at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava, Slovakia, on 25–26 June 2017.




The two-day workshop with 10–15 photographers will be conducted by renowned photographer Nina Berman, professor at Columbia University, NY. The workshop will consist of intensive group communication on the following topics: 

• Editing;
• Combining pictures and texts;
• Graphical design and layout;
• Work with participants’ portfolios;
• Creative discussions;
• Outdoor shooting on an assigned topic and final screening of the stories;
• Media activism strategies to support minorities.


The participants will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills, learn how topick up and develop stories, and improve graphical design skills. The workshop consists of intensive communication with the photographers on different subjects and outdoor shooting on an assigned topic. It is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, develop a personal vision, and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.

The workshop is intended for professional photographers and students working in the field of reportage and documentary photography and editors. The workshop will be conducted in English.




25 June 2017 – 09.00 – 18.00 o’clock:

• Registration – meeting of the participants in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO
Foundation at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava
• all-day workshop – theory + practice

26 June 2017 – 9.00 – 18.00 o’clock:

• all-day workshop
Lunch will be served in the form of a buffet.




The workshop fee is €135. 00. The reduced fee for students is €25. 00. 

The participants are required to pay the fee by bank transfer until 23 June 2017 or in cash on 25 June 2016 in the office of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation at Ventúrska 9, Bratislava.
IBAN: SK7702000000003607367451 BIC: SUBASKBX

Please, indicate your name and surname when transferring the payment. 


The workshop is organised with the financial support of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation and the Open Society Foundation.




Please, send your application to: by Friday 23 June 2017, with the subject line: ‘Nina Berman Workshop’.

To apply send:

• your contact details;
• information about your experience with photography, including education/ training and practical experience;
• a document proving payment of the workshop fee.
The participants are required to bring to the workshop:
• their photographic portfolio – min. 3 and max. 5 photo series (min. 10 images per series);
• short introduction for each story;
• laptop and camera.

The organisers reserve the right to select the participants from among the applicants if their number exceeds the set limit.


The selected participants will receive further instructions before the beginning of the workshop.

For more information contact:


Björnsonova 16, 811 05 Bratislava