For more than a decade, NOOR Authors have documented our growing climate crisis caused by fossil fuel production and material consumption along with the political forces enabling this planetary catastrophe. Through our work we have also pointed to solutions to help ensure sustainable human presence on this planet. The need for action is urgent.
As world leaders meet in New York City next month and climate actions are planned world wide, we will dedicate the month of September to sharing stories on the environment from our archive and works in progress. Please follow these stories on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
We encourage our media partners, researchers, and our community to do the same.
The Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Vienna, Austria, will take place from October 14 to October 17, and the Nikon-NOOR Academy in Barcelona, Spain from November 11 to November 14.
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.
All masterclasses are open to young and emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities and locations within Europe. We highly encourage visual storytellers from Austria and Spain to apply to their local country’s masterclass. 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. To apply to the Nikon-NOOR Academy, please apply through our Picter Call For Applications page (links below).
Please contact us at email@example.com for any questions regarding the masterclass or to promote the Nikon-NOOR Academy.
To power the Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass applications, we teamed up with our partner Picter, an online platform hosting contests, call for applications as well as tools for professional image-makers simply their workflow. Find out more about their platform here.
We're happy to share that the applications are now open for the International Summer School of Photography (ISSP) 2019 in Latvia ( ISSP ), and that Tanya Habjouqa will be teaching one of the masterclasses "Storytelling as a Tool for Social Change". Make sure to sign up now!
"You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - The Matrix
Tanya Habjouqa will take your mental process and approach to documentary work into uncharted territories of personal narrative liberation. In other words, you are choosing the red pill.
Together with NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa, explore the ways you can move beyond linear narrative to create to create a felt experience for your audience. Explore critical theory around issues of representation, community engagement, participatory approaches, and the ethical considerations of using storytelling as a tool for social change.
Link here to the call for applications: http://bit.ly/2CsIMEN
The 4-day workshop will focus on:
- exploring what motivates your photographic practice
- defining your project and approach
- expanding research and access
- storytelling and photographic strategies
- photography as “writing”
Thursday, February 28 - Sunday, March 3, 2019 All classes meet from 9 AM to 5 PM in the SF Camerawork Conference Room
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