call for applications: free noor-nikon academy workshop amsterdam

 and Nikon Europe invite young photographers living and/or working in The Netherlands to submit their applications for selection for the 2017 free NOOR-Nikon Academy workshop taking place in the Netherlands, Amsterdam from 28 February through 3 March 2017.


NOOR photographers - Pep BonetSebastian Liste & Yuri Kozyrev - will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects.



Workshop: 28 February – 3 March 2017

Deadline to Apply: 8 January 2017, 11:59pm (CET)

Notification of Selection: 26 January 2017

Fee: Free of charge





During the four-day workshop, 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 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 workshop 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.


The workshop is free of charge and includes lunch. Please note that travel, accommodation and additional meals are not covered and should be arranged by individual participants. The workshop will take place at the headquarters of Nikon Europe: Burgerweeshuispad 101, 1076 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The workshop will be focused around developing, editing, refining and presenting/disseminating a visual documentary series, story and/or project. 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.



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. 




Alex Kemman

Bart Brouwer

Bram Schilling

Claudia Dijkkamp

Claudia Willmitzer

Claudio Montesano Casillas

Hester den Boer

Jaasir Linger

Jecan Chiu

Joris van Gennip

Maarten de Kok

Maartje de Brockbernd

Madeleine Bolle

Misha Pook

Sabine van Wechem



For more information contact NOOR Education via or give us a call at +31.20.6060.780 




Photo from NOOR-Nikon 2015 Amsterdam Masterclass © Frank Zuidweg