amsterdam masterclass update: tutors announced



The NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography will be taught by photographers Asim Rafiqui and Francesco Zizola, together with a third NOOR photographer to be announced.


Young and aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland are invited to apply by 13 September. For more information see here.

call for applications: noor-nikon amsterdam masterclass






NOOR and Nikon invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2015 NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 16 through 20 November 2015. The masterclass is open to young and aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists from: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland.




Workshop: 16-20 November 2015

Deadline to Apply: 13 September 2015

Notification of Selection: 2 October 2015







During the five-day masterclass 15 participants, together with three NOOR member photographers will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to pick up and develop stories. Each day consists of intensive communication with the photographers on subjects ranging from technical aspects of shooting to the nuances of the international photo market. 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 masterclass is free of charge and includes lunch and drinks. Please note that travel, accommodation and additional meals are not covered and should be arranged by individual participants.






• Basic experience (two to three years) in documentary photography or photojournalism in professional or educational setting

• English fluency (the workshop will be conducted in English)

• Good technical understanding of your camera equipment


To apply send a PDF* file not exceeding 6 MB including:


• A CV that includes your contact information and describes your involvement and experience in photography, showing proof of photographic training or practical experience (maximum 2 pages)

• Motivation letter in English that includes a written text explaining your work and projects (maximum 1 page)

• A portfolio of 1 to 3 photo stories (minimum 8 images per story), with maximum of 30 total images in entire portfolio. Please include captions with each image and a short introduction (100 words maximum) for each picture story.


Please send your application to: masterclass2015@noorimages.com before midnight C.E.T. Sunday 13 September 2015.


*If sending a PDF creates a problem or diminishes the image quality, we accept links, word documents or alternative formats. Please contact us in advance for specifications.


If you are selected for the workshop, you will be asked to complete a short assignment before the workshop begins.


For more information contact NOOR via masterclass2015@noorimages.com, phone + 31 20 6060 780 or Skype: noorimages (Amsterdam).



Organized with the generous support of Nikon Europe B.V.


NOOR (Amsterdam): Asmara Pelupessy

Editor & Projects Director | NOOR

Phone + 31 20 6060 780

www.noorimages.com | Skype: noorimages


Photo by Kamerades from NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Belgrade, Serbia.