upcoming workshop in amsterdam: noor & the fotofactory


NOOR and the FOTOfactory are pleased to announce an upcoming workshop in documentary photography to be taught by NOOR photographers Alixandra Fazzina (UK) and Sebastián Liste (ES) at the FOTOfactory in Amsterdam from 24 to 27 November 2016.


We’re excited to team up with each other to bring NOOR’s teaching photographers to the FOTOfactory’s canal-side education center in Amsterdam’s Jordaan district.


The intimate and rigorous four-day program will focus on documentary photography. Award-winning photographers, Alixandra and Sebastián will share their practices, passions and expertise to guide participants, but also to push them to think differently about their work. Participants are encouraged to engage, share, question and debate.

Alixandra Fazzina (UK, 1974) is a photographer whose work focuses on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. Studying Fine Art, she began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then, she has worked independently as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In 2010 Alixandra was recognized as the winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her fearless and tireless dedication to humanitarian photography throughout her career. Alixandra is the author of ‘A Million Shillings - Escape from Somalia’ (Trolley) which follows the often deadly journey on people smuggling routes from the Horn of Africa. Her long-term project The Flowers of Afghanistan, documents the journeys of Afghan children seeking refuge in Europe. Alixandra is a lecturer and teacher, and is currently based in London.


Sebastián Liste (Spain, 1985) 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‘. Most recently, he was awarded the STERN Grant for young photojournalists. Sebastián is a frequent lecturer and is currently based between Spain and Brazil.


Stay tuned for more information on the workshop & how to apply!