In August, Andrea Bruce’s new project Our Democracy traveled to Rhode Island, Georgia and El Paso. In connection with the project, she is a CatchLight Fellowand a National Geographic Explorer. The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and National Public Radio are also supporting the project. See more about the project here: http://ourdemocracyproject.com
During each of the 4-day trainings the 15 participants will work together with 3 NOOR photographers as 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 young, aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Masterclasses are provided free for all participants, made possible with the continued support of Nikon Europe.
The Nikon-NOOR 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.
Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the masterclass 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. Below you will find more information on each masterclass.
- Teaching in Turin, Italy: Bénédicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde, & Francesco Zizola
- Teaching in Budapest, Hungary: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste & Kadir van Lohuizen
- Teaching in Zürich, Switzerland: Tanya Habjouqa, Jon Lowenstein & Léonard Pongo
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 masterclass is led by a diverse and unique combination of three NOOR 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 250 students from more than 64 different countries and counting.
*Deadline for applications to all masterclasses: Sunday 16th of September, 11:59pm*
About the Masterclasses:
Tutors: Bénédicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde & Francesco Zizola.
Duration: 12th – 15th of Nov
Deadline Application: 16th Sept.
Application Link: http://bit.ly/2Nrl3Jm
Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste & Kadir van Lohuizen
Duration: 26th – 29th of Nov
Deadline Application: 16th Sept.
Application Link: http://bit.ly/2PeKVbT
Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Jon Lowenstein & Léonard Pongo.
Duration: 3rd – 6th of December
Deadline Application: 16th Sept.
Application Link: http://bit.ly/2MBCD10
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)
Nina Berman's short-documentary "Triumph of the Shill" will be projected for the first time in Germany at the Triennial of Photography Hamburg.
Nina Berman's short documentary Triumph of the Shill reimagines the Leni Riefenstahl 1935 Nazi propaganda classic as an aesthetic blueprint to consider the 2017 presidential inauguration and election of Donald J. Trump.
Watch the trailer to her movie here.
Pep Bonet's short documentary film The Most Beautiful Hell I Know is screened in this year's competition at the International Short-Movie Festival of Torrelavega. Watch the trailer for his short-movie here.
Tanya Habjouqa explores ancient Torah whodunnit theft against the backdrop of Samaritan ceremony for NPR. Cited as the most ancient Torahs stolen in the Holy Land since the Crusaders pillaged Jerusalem, they belonged not to Jews but to the Samaritans, one of the world's oldest and tiniest religious sects. Known from the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, the group has barely survived. Centuries ago, it numbered more than 1 million; today, according to the last count, there are only 810 Samaritans left.
UNFRAMED is a crossing visions exhibition that brings together committed photographers, who by their singular visual signatures, investigate the issues of our time.
The visual storytellers on show are Nina Berman, Pauline Beugnies, Pep Bonet, Andrea Bruce, Quentin Bruno, Léonard Pongo and Melanie Wenger.
Check out our latest newsletter to read more about it: https://mailchi.mp/noorimages/unframed-noor-brassage
For Israelis, May 1948 marks the creation of the State of Israel. For Palestinians, it marks the Nakba (‘catastrophe’): more than 700.000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes.
Today – exactly 70 years later – those 700.000 have exceeded six million. 48 Storiespresents the personal stories of Palestinians who witnessed the events and shows where they live today.
48 Stories presents the personal stories of Palestinians who witnessed the events and shows where they live today. This project was produced by NOOR, the NOOR Foundation, Palestinian and other photographers from the Middle East, designers Kummer & Herrman and Paradox. 48 Stories sheds new light on the representation of the Palestinian diaspora.
The project documents the memories and everyday lives of Palestinians, both 1948 survivors and their descendants. Many of them live in Gaza, the West Bank or Israel but the vast majority is spread around the world; they are based in (former) refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria or Jordan, have settled in countries like the US, Chile and the Netherlands.
Read more about the launch and the project in our latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/noorimages/introducing-48-stories