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.
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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
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:
Tutors: Bénédicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde & Francesco Zizola.
Duration: 12th – 15th of Nov
Deadline Application: 16th Sept.
Application Link: http://bit.ly/2Nrl3Jm
Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste & Kadir van Lohuizen
Duration: 26th – 29th of Nov
Deadline Application: 16th Sept.
Application Link: http://bit.ly/2PeKVbT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Despite mourning the missing of the ongoing civil war, Sebastian Liste documents the return of life in the main Syrian cities, obliterated by relentless airstrikes and bombardment during the first years of the Syrian war.