Arko Datto

Arko Datto's PIK-NIK | Exhibition at Galleri Image, Denmark

© Arko Datto / NOOR

© Arko Datto / NOOR

On May 3rd, Arko Datto will be opening his exhibition "Pik-Nik", curated by East Wing Gallery's Artistic Director Peggy Sue Amison, at Galleri Image in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as giving an artist talk on May 4th.

The exhibition will be open untill June 23 2019.

Our March Monthly Newsletter is out!

Our March Monthly Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest activities and opportunities to engage with us here!

Link to the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/noorimages/march-2019-monthly-newsletter-v2

 OBOCK, DJIBOUTI - MAY 2018 
Under Arabic graffiti that reads “You cannot search for the beauty of love, it comes to you” armed fighter jets have been drawn on the opening of a canvas tent in Obock Camp. Sketched by Yemeni refugee Mohamed Al Abid, the drawings depict the bombing raids in Taiz from which he fled with his pregnant wife.

Our January Monthly Newsletter is out!

Our January Monthly Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest activities and opportunities to engage with us here!

Link to the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/noorimages/january-2019-newsletter

 Congo DR, Kasai Central, Luemba, 16 March 2018

A field outside of Luemba that has been slashed and burnt. Despite the conflicts and the destruction of many fields in 2016 and 2017, people who have returned to their homes started planting again and although malnutrition is still a problem, people are finding solutions to find food. Central Kasaï Province.

Léonard Pongo / NOOR

NOOR December Newsletter is out now!

Our December Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest work at NOOR, as well as education opportunities, and all the upcoming exhibitions!

Participants for the Nikon-Noor Sweden Academy

We are delighted to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden between from 12th to 16th of March 2018. 

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We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with Yuri Kozyrev, Jon Lowenstein and Kadir van Lohuizen: 

Alice Aedy
Hampus Andersson
Matteo Congregalli
Mohammed Elshamy
Pablo Garrigos Cucarella
Néha Hirve
Olga Karpushina
Carlo Lombardi
Nora Lorek
Lea Mandana
Anna Mininkova
Victor Raison
Juliette Robert
Line Ørnes Søndergaard
Alessandro Vincenzi

We are excited to meet & work together in Stockholm!

Announcing the 2018 Nikon-Noor academy masterclasses

Nikon Europe and the NOOR Foundation are excited to announce the program of the 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy. The Academy will launch a new series of free-of-charge masterclasses for young, aspiring and talented documentary photographers in Poland, Sweden and Belgium.

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During each of the four-day trainings, 15 participants, together with three NOOR photographers will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories. 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.

 

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 175 students from more than 64 different countries and counting.

 

Below please find the Calls for Applications for the 2018 NOOR-Nikon Academy. Calls are now open for the masterclasses in Poland, Sweden & Belgium.

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Poland Masterclass:

Deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Sweden Masterclass:

Deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Belgium Masterclass.

Deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

Apply here

 

For any questions please contact education@noorimages.com.

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)

If you would like to be added to our education mailing list please email education@noorimages.comwith the subject line “Subscribe NOOR Education” with the following information:

 

  • Your full name
  • Email address
  • City of residence
  • Country of residence

Announcing new members & nominees

NOOR is proud to announce important outcomes of the NOOR Annual General Meeting that took place in Amsterdam, in September 20-24th, 2017.

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NEW NOMINEES

 

NOOR welcomes three new nominees: Arko Datto (India), Leonard Pongo (Belgium / Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Sanne De Wilde (Belgium).

About the three nominees, NOOR’s Managing Director Clement Saccomani shares: ”Having Sanne, Arko and Leonard join NOOR helps us to continue to confront dominant narratives using visual storytelling with integrity and passion. We exist to inspire empathy and action. These storytellers share with us this mission and will play an important role in helping us to achieve it.” 

Sanne de Wilde states: “Call me naive, but I believe in the power of the photo-family. Connecting people who share ideals, differ in opinion, reach for the same goals, exchange ideas; eager to learn, teach, share. I see NOOR as a colorful bunch of people where I could add another touch of color to.”

NEW MEMBERS

NOOR photographers Tanya Habjouqa and Robin Hammond were voted in unanimously as full members joining the agency as shareholders. 

Tanya Habjouqa says: ”I have found my transnational tribal storytelling family. The character, eccentricity, passion, intellect, curiosity, and integrity of this group inspires one to push further and further. To aspire to more. We find ourselves stronger together.”

Robin Hammond states: “A year ago I had the honor of being accepted as a NOOR nominee. Since then, by working with the NOOR office, I’ve seen my work reach more people, and have a greater impact. The members of the agency have been a constant source of inspiration and support. I’m really grateful now, at the Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam, to have been accepted as a full member into the NOOR family.”

NOOR in Amsterdam | September 2017

NOOR Annual General Meeting will take place this year in Amsterdam between September 21-24th. It will bring together the agency’s international photographers & staff to discuss photography, visual storytelling, ideas, company business and vote on potential new members. In the frame of the agency’s 10th anniversary and Unseen Photo Fair, NOOR will be organising a series of events around the city.

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