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Kadir van Lohuizen | Applications Open for the Photography Workshop in Tanzania

NOOR partnered-up with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tanzania to organise a free 2-day Photography Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from October the 24th until October the 25th.

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About the Tutor

Kadir van Lohuizen (NL) has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the rising of sea levels, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. His most recent project ‘Arctic: New Frontier’ done together with Yuri Kozyrev for the Fondation Carmignac was exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London. 


Content 

In this workshop participants will discuss, share & learn about the development of a long-term photographic project. NOOR photographer Kadir van Lohuizen is a master of visual narrative and storytelling, allowing him to engage participants into crafting their stories. Together with the participants, he will work on the (re)conceptualizing, sequencing, and narrowing down the series and projects. 

Date: Thursday & Friday 24-25 October 2019

Time: 9:00-18:00

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Application deadline: October 6, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. (EAT)

NOOR dedicates September to our Environment

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.

Nikon-NOOR Academy | Applications open for the 2019 Masterclasses in Austria and Spain

Nikon Europe and the NOOR Foundation are delighted to announce that applications for the 2019 series of Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Spain and Austria are now open!

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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.

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Zurich © Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Zurich © Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

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 education@noorimages.com for any questions regarding the masterclass or to promote the Nikon-NOOR Academy.


Location: Vienna, Austria
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Sanne De Wilde, Pep Bonet, and Andrea Bruce
Dates: 14 - 17 October 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 8th 2019, 23:59 CET


Location: Barcelona, Spain
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste and Jon Lowenstein
Dates: 11 - 14 November 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 8th 2019, 23:59 CET


 
 

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.

NOOR at ImageSingulières | Portfolio Reviews

These upcoming portfolio reviews provide an opportunity for emerging photographers to intensively discuss their work with NOOR photographers and industry professionals.

The morning will include reviewing your body of work and discussing your ideas, and will be attended by more than twenty professionals and NOOR members, followed by a drink.

© Arko Datto / NOOR

© Arko Datto / NOOR

The portfolio reviews are graciously supported by the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in France and l'Atelier Néerlandais.

 
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NOOR and its partners awarded funding by Google Digital News Innovation Fund

With its partners World Crunch and Internazionale, we are proud to share that NOOR was awarded funding by the Google Digital News Innovation Fund to develop a new collaborate project "Pix.T: The Blockchain-Driven Marketplace For Photojournalism, Digital Publishing & Exclusive Art Photo Prints".

Pix.T aims to create a vast new marketplace at the service of both photojournalism and online news operations. Turning the digital-print dichotomy on its head, we will build an innovative e-commerce platform powered by blockchain technology to manage the licensing rights of digital images and scale the selling of limited edition prints to the mass market of digital news readership.

NOOR at ImageSingulières

We're pleased to share that NOOR will be present at the ImageSingulières Photo Festival in Sète, France. Nina Berman & Jon Lowenstein will open their respective exhibitions premiering for the first time in France "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" and "Shadow Lives".

Bénédicte Kurzen & Sanne De Wilde, nominated for a World Press Poto

NOOR and the NOOR Foundation are very proud to announce that Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde have been nominated for the World Press Photo Contest, Portrait Stories.

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Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde have been nominated for the World Press Photo Contest, Portrait series with their collaborative photographic project Land of Ibeji discovering the mythology of twinhood in Nigeria. The rate of twin births in West Africa is about four times higher than in the rest of the world. The centre of this twin zone is Igbo-Ora, a sleepy southwest town in Nigeria. “Ibeji” meaning 'double birth' and ‘the inseparable two’ in Yoruba stands for the ultimate harmony between two people.

On receiving their nomination, Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde shared:

"The project is an invitation to look beyond identity as appearance and beyond the exoticism of the identical by calling upon a universal mythological figure: The Twin. It is an invitation for the viewer to travel back into the past and through that rediscover the present and move into the future.

We hope the ‘Ibeji’ project will inspire other creators. We would love for Nigerian artists to contribute from their perspective and expand on the project. We are very grateful for the participation and patience of the people we photographed and the time they spent with us.

We also want to thank Nikon Europe in believing and supporting this challenging project and allowing us to develop this project fully."


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This project was graciously supported by the Nikon Europe Ambassador program.

Announcing the 2018 Nikon-noor Academy masterclasses Second Series

NOOR, the NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the second series of the 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclasses. This autumn, the tuition-free Nikon-NOOR Academy will take place in Italy, Hungary and Switzerland.

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During each of the 4-day trainings the 15 participants will work together with 3 NOOR photographers as 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 young, aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Masterclasses are provided free for all participants, made possible with the continued support of Nikon Europe.

 

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.

 

  • Teaching in Turin, Italy: Bénédicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde, & Francesco Zizola
  • Teaching in Budapest, Hungary: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste & Kadir van Lohuizen
  • Teaching in Zürich, Switzerland: Tanya Habjouqa, Jon Lowenstein & Léonard Pongo

 

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 250 students from more than 64 different countries and counting.

 

*Deadline for applications to all masterclasses: Sunday 16th of September, 11:59pm*

 

About the Masterclasses:

 

Turin, Italy

Tutors: Bénédicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde & Francesco Zizola.

Duration: 12th – 15th of Nov

Deadline Application: 16th Sept.

Application Link: http://bit.ly/2Nrl3Jm

 

Budapest, Hungary

Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste & Kadir van Lohuizen

Duration: 26th – 29th of Nov

Deadline Application: 16th Sept.

Application Link: http://bit.ly/2PeKVbT

 

Zürich, Switzerland

Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Jon Lowenstein & Léonard Pongo.

Duration: 3rd – 6th of December

Deadline Application: 16th Sept.

Application Link: http://bit.ly/2MBCD10

 

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)