Events

Nikon-NOOR Academy | Announcing the participants for the 2019 Masterclass in Austria

We are delighted to announce the participants selected for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Vienna, Austria.

The tutors for this masterclass are Sanne De WildeBénédicte Kurzen and Pep Bonet

We would sincerely like to thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate to the masterclasses.

Vanessa Szopory

Naomi Frank

Dalmonia Rognean

Salih Basheer

Florian Sulzer

Mattia Martoriati

Sabina Candusso

Filippo Taddei

Ruben Hamelink

Nadezhda Ermakova

Monika Jia Rui Scherer

Carolina Rapezzi

Ingrid Halvorsen

Hanna Kristin Hjardar

Sam Murray

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)

Jon Lowenstein | Presentation of "Shadow Lives" at the 2019 TED Summit

Jon Lowenstein presented last week his long-term project "Shadow Lives", that follow the migrant trail for over two decades across the American and Latin American continents, at the 2019 TED Summit.

You can now see his TED Talk on both TED's website or Spotify.

Sanne De Wilde & Benedicte Kurzen | West Indian Day Carnival

NOOR visual-storytellers Sanne De Wilde and Benedicte Kurzen will be in New York City for Labor Day to cover the West Indian Day Carnival. The duo won a World Press Photo award earlier this year for their collaborative visual project on twinhood in Nigeria.

Markovci, Slovenia, March 2019. Benedicte Kurzen / NOOR

Markovci, Slovenia, March 2019. Benedicte Kurzen / NOOR

Labor Day in New York City is host for the most colourful and wildest parade in the U.S. Labor Day Parade, or West Indian Day Carnival. It gathers around two million people in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on the first Monday of September.

People dress up as politicians, celebrities, or simply put on really vivid and bright costumes with feathers and crystals. The parade marches along the Eastern Parkway accompanied by the sounds of drums, whistles, reggae and calypso music, and sometimes people throw powdered paint at each other. Vendors sell some great ethnic treats and beverages along the way so that both marchers and watchers can fuel up and continue to party.

Since Trump was elected president, the interracial relationships have deteriorated to a state where most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views (Pew Research Center). Yet the Caribbean community is historically embedded in the making of New York City as a cultural melting pot.

Caribbean immigration to New York City has been prevalent since the late 1800s and the early 1900s. This immigration wave saw large numbers of people from Jamaica, Haiti Cuba, Dominican Republic Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. Since the nineteenth century, Caribbean immigrants were counted among some of the most influential members of black American society, holding positions as religious leaders, educators, politicians, and entrepreneurs. In New York City, they contributed with their unique cultural experiences to help shape the state’s identity.

The Carnival is rooted in the 1930's initiatives by Ms. Jessie Wardell and some of her West Indian friends who started it all by staging costume parties in big, enclosed places due to the cold weather of February. Late winter is a traditional time for the pre-Lenten festivities held in most Christian countries around the world. Organizers wanted to change the indoor locations to the open air spaces to keep the true carnival spirit with parading in bright costumes to the sounds of music.

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.

Nikon-NOOR Academy | Announcing the participants for the 2019 Masterclass in Bulgaria

We are delighted to announce the participants selected for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The tutors for this masterclass are Nina Berman, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen.

We would sincerely like to thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate to the masterclasses.

Arctic: New Frontier at the Festival L'Homme et la Mer

We are pleased to invite you to the Festival L'Homme et la Mer in Guilvinec, France, where the project "Arctic: New Frontier" by Kadir van Lohuizen and Yuri Kozyrev will be exhibitied. The photographers documented the irreversible impact climate change has had on the entire Arctic territory.

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This project has been awarded the 9th Prix Carmignac for Photojournalism, supported by the Carmignac Foundation.

Andrea Bruce | Upcoming Talks

On June 1st, Andrea Bruce will speaking about her current longterm project spanning across America, "Our Democracy", at The Focus on the Story Photo Festival 2019. After spending the last 15 years outside of the U.S., working mostly in the Middle East and Afghanistan, Andrea Bruce is now living in the U.S. and is traveling to small towns and communities across the country to document forms of democracy.

 Gloucester, Mass

Local police fight opioid addiction.

Location: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Nina Berman | Upcoming Talks

Nina Berman will be speaking about “An Autobiography of Miss Wish" at the 2nd Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium in Berkeley, California on May 3rd, 2019.

Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Berkeley, CA 9470 , United States

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© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR

A few weeks later, on May 25th, Nina Berman will open heartedly share her collaborative project "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" again, at DOC Festival in Norway.

Location: DOC19, Fredrikstad, Norway

NOOR at ImageSingulières | Workshop

This intensive 2-day workshop, led by NOOR authors Alixandra Fazzina and Leonard Pongo, will allow emerging photographers to develop their documentary project – from conception to dissemination.

This workshop will provide both relevant industry insights as well as individual feedback and advice for each participating photographer. This workshop will take place in English.

© Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

© Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

The workshop will take place on May 30th & 31st 2019, at the Ancien Collège Victor Hugo, Sète, France