NOOR is proud to share the projects of 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Second Session students.
NOOR visual-storytellers Benedicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde, Francesco Zizola, Sebastian Liste, Jon Lowenstein, Tanya Habjouqa, Kadir van Lohuizen and Leonard Pongo led 49 students in the masterclasses held in Italy, Hungary and Switzerland. During four intensive days of the Nikon-NOOR Academy, each group reviewed and shared their portfolios, listened to presentations by the photographers, held in-depth discussions on practical and creative issues, and edited their visual stories.
The masterclasses have been made possible thanks to the generous support of Nikon Europe.
Participants in Italy:
Participants in Hungary:
Participants in Switzerland:
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
Nadia Natascha Horsted-Narejo
Photo by Keystone
Keystone-SDA, NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe invite to join for an evening with NOOR’s award-winning photographers Tanya Habjouqa (JO/US), Jon Lowenstein (US), Léonard Pongo (BE).
« Intimacy of place and the tools of telling »
NOOR photographers will share key insights used to develop personal projects and their unique paths through photography. They will share previously unseen work and explore how to move beyond a linear narrative. Join us for an evening conversation to transcend what has been strictly documentary into a new terrain of documentary photography by incorporating the humane, personal, and collaborative into the unexpected.
The conversation will be hosted in English by Agata Bar, Editorial Director at NOOR Images. Afterwards there will be the opportunity for personal conversations at the Daizy Bar.
Public event – Please register your participation by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The three NOOR photographers will be in Zurich from 3 to 6 December, 2018 on occasion of an international Masterclass program, run by Keystone-SDA’s partner agency NOOR and graciously supported by Nikon Europe. Read more about the 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy.
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:
• 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 to pick 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.
DATES AND PLACE
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please, send your application to: email@example.com 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:
SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Foundation
Björnsonova 16, 811 05 Bratislava
Photo: © Nina Berman / NOOR
© Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR
We are delighted to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop, which will take place in Berlin between 7 to 10 March 2017. We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen
We are excited to meet & work together in Berlin!
NOOR Foundation and Nikon are excited to announce our 2017 educational program - the NOOR-Nikon Academy. Early this spring, the NOOR-Nikon Academy will launch with a series of free-of-charge workshops for young, aspiring documentary photographers taking place in The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
During each of the four-day trainings, 15 participants, together with three NOOR member photographers will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories.
Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the workshop with a body of work they are currently developing, editing, working on and/or thinking about how to share with audiences. Thus, applicants are encouraged to include this work and indicate what they want to explore in relation to the work in their application portfolio and motivation statement.
- Teaching in Amsterdam: Pep Bonet, Yuri Kozyrev & Sebastian Liste
- Teaching in Berlin: Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen & Kadir van Lohuizen
- Teaching in Paris: Pep Bonet, Robin Hammond & Benedicte Kurzen
Participants can look forward to intensive communication with NOOR photographers and their peers on subjects ranging from how to develop and edit a photographic story or project, to the nuances of the international photo market.
The NOOR-Nikon Academy is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, further develop personal vision, strengthen ongoing projects and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.
Each workshop is led by a diverse and unique combination of three NOOR member photographers. All experienced teachers and lecturers, NOOR photographers are actively engaged in their own documentary practices, current debates in the field and in the development of the next generation of photographic talent.
Since 2009 NOOR and Nikon have partnered on education programs encouraging and supporting young photographic talent around the world. We have built strong collaborations with an international network of young photographers, photography professionals, cultural organizations, journalism and educational institutions. NOOR-Nikon educational programs have successfully trained more than 175 students from more than 64 different countries and counting.
Below please find the Calls for Applications for the NOOR-Nikon Academy. Calls are open to young and aspiring photographers in the respective countries where the workshops will be held: The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Deadline to apply is 8 January 2017.
For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reactions from previous NOOR-Nikon educational programs:
“Photography is part education and part evolution of one’s talent. This was my first workshop and it was an enriching experience. I learned more in these days than probably I could have learned in a year working in the field.”
- Bogdan Chesaru, Romania (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Bucharest, Romania)
“The workshop was fantastic! Meeting with NOOR photographers and very talented people from our region is a great opportunity. You should continue organizing programs for regional cooperation among young photographers. I got great tips about storytelling, editing, grants and bookmaking!”
- Ozge Sebzeci, Turkey (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Istanbul, Turkey)
“The masterclass helped to draw an overall picture of my career. The experiences shared by NOOR helps to make a long-term plan.”
- Elyor Nematov, Kyrgyzstan (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Almaty, Kazakhstan)
If you would like to be added to our education mailing list please email email@example.com with the subject line “Subscribe NOOR Education” with the following information:
- Your full name
- Email address
- City of residence
- Country of residence
Photos from NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Almaty, Kazakhstan © MediaNet
We are excited to announce the tutors for 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop in Amsterdam, the Netherlands taking place at the headquarters of Nikon Europe from 28 February to 3 March 2017:
NOOR photographers Pep Bonet, Yuri Kozyrev & Sebastian Liste will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects.
NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists living and/or working in the Netherlands to submit their applications before 8 January 2017. The workshop is free of charge. Read more about the workshop and how to apply here.
Pep Bonet is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. He is also know for a long-term reportage on the rock ‘n roll band Motörhead. Pep was a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant in Photography in 2005 and of the Horbach Award in 2015, and won three different World Press Photo Awards in 2007, 2009 and 2013. Pep frequently lectures on photography, multimedia and film, and lives in Mallorca, Spain.
Yuri Kozyrev, as a photojournalist, has witnessed many world-changing events for the past 25 years. He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news, working before from Afghanistan and then from Iraq as contract photographer for Time Magazine. Since the beginning of 2011, Yuri has been documenting the “Arab Revolutions” and their aftermaths in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and specially Egypt and Libya. Yuri has received numerous honors for his photography, including several World Press Photo Awards, the OPC’s Oliver Rebbot Award, and the ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism, the Frontline Club Award, the Visa d'or News and the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, and he was named 2011 Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition. In 2015, Yuri covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the migrant crisis in Europe.
Sebastian Liste is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to document the profound cultural changes and contemporary issues in Latin America and the Mediterranean area. In 2010, while getting his Masters degree in Documentary Photography in Barcelona, he won the Ian Parry Scholarship for his project “Urban Quilombo” and was named young editorial photographer of the year at the Lucie Awards. In 2011 Sebastián was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2012 was announced as the Young Reporter of the Year at Visa pour l'Image festival. He was the recipient of the Magnum EF Grant, the Getty Editorial Grant and the Alexia Foundation Grant. He also received the Fotopres grant in Spain to develop a project in Venezuela, and a World Press Photo prize in 2016 for his story ‘Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas‘. Sebastián Liste is a frequent lecturer and he is currently based between Spain and Brazil.
We are excited to announce the tutors for 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop in Berlin, Germany taking place at C/O Berlin from 7 to 10 March. NOOR photographers Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects.
NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists living and/or working in Germany to submit their applications before 15 January 2017. The workshop is free of charge. Read more about the workshop and how to apply here.
Yuri Kozyrev has worked as a photojournalist for the past 25 years. He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news, working before from Afghanistan and then from Iraq as contract photographer for Time Magazine. Since the beginning of 2011, Yuri has been documenting the “Arab Revolutions” and their aftermaths in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and specially Egypt and Libya. Yuri has received numerous honors for his photography, including several World Press Photo Awards, the OPC’s Oliver Rebbot Award, and the ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism, the Frontline Club Award, the Visa d'or News and the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, and he was named 2011 Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition. In 2015, Yuri covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the migrant crisis in Europe.
Bénédicte Kurzen began her photographic career when she moved to Israel in 2003, covering hard news as a freelancer in the Gaza Strip, Iraq and Lebanon. For the past ten years, Bénédicte has been covering conflicts and socio-economical changes in Africa. Her body of work “Amaqabane”, on the life of former anti-apartheid combatants was produced for prestigious World Press Joop Swart Masterclass 2008. In 2011, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center, which allowed her to produce a body of work on Nigeria, “A Nation Lost to Gods”. Her work has been screened and exhibited at Visa pour l’Image and was nominated for the Visa d’Or in 2012. After becoming a NOOR full member in 2012, she decided to move to Lagos, from where she could pursue her coverage of Africa, with a focus on Nigeria. Alongside, she became an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Nigeria in journalism.
Kadir van Lohuizen has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the rising of sea levels, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. Kadir has received numerous prizes and awards in photojournalism. In 2000 and 2002 Kadir was a jury member of the World Press Photo contest and is currently on the supervisory board of the World Press Photo foundation. Kadir is a frequent lecturer and photography teacher and is based in Amsterdam.