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.
Nina Berman will be at Photoville to participate in two panel discussions in the New York City.
Panel: Teargas, Trolling, and Trauma: Photographing Political Polarization in the U.S.
Date: September 22nd, 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Location: The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse
Panel: Conversations on Conflict Photography
Date: September 15th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse
© Mihaela Aroyo
Fifteen young visual storytellers gathered for an inspiring four days of learning and sharing with NOOR photographers.
© Mihaela Aroyo / Jodi Hilton / Marina Byanova / Vladimir Zivojinovic
Three NOOR visual-storytellers taught the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy in Bulgaria. The masterclass was moderated by NOOR Digital Director Pierre Mohamed-Petit.
Kadir van Lohuizen
Do you want to be part of the long Nikon-NOOR Academy list of alumnus? Apply for our Masterclasses in Spain and Austria:
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 Bulgaria, Austria and Spain to apply to their local country’s masterclass.
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Nina Berman, Kadir van Lohuizen and Bénédicte Kurzen.
Dates: 15 - 18 July 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, June 9 2019, 23:59 CET
Open to all young & emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities. We highly encourage applications from Bulgarian photographers. 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.
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
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
An Autobiography of Miss Wish | Nina Berman
An Autobiography of Miss Wish is a story of two closely related lives, the photographer and her "subject", working closely together to create a unique enigmatic book that pushes the boundaries of documentary narration.
The project brings together heart-rending archive footage depicting crime scenes and flashbacks, psychiatric hospital reports, diary pieces / snippets / personal notes, personal effects, letters and messages between the photographer and the protagonist: Miss Wish.
From April 6th to April 21st 2019, Nina Berman will have work from "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" in the group exhibition "Beyond Addiction: Reframing Recovery", at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. This show is curated by Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin.