Sebastian Liste

Applications open for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass 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 TBA
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.

Creators of conscience, group exhibition with Pep Bonet & Sebastian Liste

Pep Bonet and Sebastian Liste will be showing as part of a group exhibition "Creadores de Conciencia", showcasing photographs from 40 of the best Spanish photojournalists, opening from February 25th to April 28th 2019, in Madrid, Spain.

call for applications: international diploma

 

The Danish School of Media and Journalism, NOOR Images, and the World Press Photo Foundation join forces in a new international diploma program for documentary photographers and photojournalists

 

Three of the major players within documentary photography and photojournalism are collaborating on an international diploma program in documentary photography. The program is designed to equip participants with skills to work effectively in the new media economy.

 

The transforming media landscape has rapidly decreased opportunities in editorial assignments for visual journalists. This means that the skill set of documentary photographers and photojournalists has to change.

 

That is why the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX), NOOR Images, and the World Press Photo Foundation, have joined forces to launch a Diploma in Documentary Photography - thereby combining outstanding educational formats and content from DMJX, instruction from the world renowned documentary photographers of NOOR Images, and the World Press Photo Foundation's unique insight into current industry practices and debates.

 

The diploma program is approved by the Danish Ministry of Education making it a formal program within the international ECTS-system. At the same time the program is geared for enabling students to work in the real world, which is a key focus for the partners, who want to refine the skills of those already working with documentary photography, as well as those working with journalism or communication in other ways, whom have some visual media skills and ambitions.

 

A complete diploma – or single modules

The diploma education consists of different modules and it is possible for participants to finish a complete diploma by combining modules that fit their needs and wishes. In addition, it is possible to take a single module or selected modules if participants want to learn more about a particular topic.

 

The first course will begin in May 2017 and cover Documentary Photography Projects. The second course, The Short Documentary Film, is scheduled for the fall.

 

“As a documentary photographer you can’t just rely on assignments or tasks coming to you. You have to be able to develop, research, pitch, fund, plan and edit a photojournalistic story. Or to put it in another way: You have to be able to make your own story, that’s the focus of the first course,

 

says Søren Pagter, head of the popular photojournalism education at DMJX, and continues:

 

In the second course the students learn to supplement still photos and moving images with video and sound thereby strengthening the visual storytelling toolbox.”

 

Projects and individual coaching

A feature of the courses is that students will create actual projects during the course and receive individual coaching before, during and after the production of their story.

 

The first course starts and ends with workshops in Amsterdam, and students will work on their projects in the time in between.

 

“We, at NOOR, believe that it’s part of our mission to encourage and support photojournalism and documentary photographers around the world. Education is an important tool to tell stories that will impact humanity, raise awareness, and enhance a better and free understanding of the world,”

 

explains Clément Saccomani, managing director from the NOOR Foundation.

 

Three other courses are being developed and will be announced in the fall of 2017. They cover photographing people, reaching audiences with ones work, and business skills.

 

For more info visit: http://www.documentary-photography.net/

 

participants for nikon-noor manchester workshop

©Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR

We are excited to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop, which will take place in Manchester between 30 March and 2 April 2017. We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with  Tanya HabjouqaRobin Hammond & Sebastian Liste 

 

Ana Cross

Adib Chowdhury

Carlotta Cardana

David Shaw

Ekaterina Anchevskaya

Giorgia Tobiolo

Jacob King

José Luis Fajardo

Mathieu Willcocks

Matteo Congregalli

Maurizio Martorana

Sandra Franco

Shaista Chishty

Tory Ho

Valeria Luongo

 

We are excited to meet & work together in Manchester!

 

participants for nikon noor amsterdam academy

 

© Sebastian Liste / NOOR

We are pleased to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop, which will take place in Amsterdam between 28 February and 3 March 2017. We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with Pep BonetSebastian Liste & Yuri Kozyrev:

 

Alex Kemman

Bart Brouwer

Bram Schilling

Claudia Dijkkamp

Claudia Willmitzer

Claudio Montesano Casillas

Hester den Boer

Jaasir Linger

Jecan Chiu

Joris van Gennip

Maarten de Kok

Maartje de Brockbernd

Madeleine Bolle

Misha Pook

Sabine van Wechem

We are excited to meet & work together in Amsterdam!

 

noor-nikon academy upcoming workshops

 

NOOR Foundation and Nikon are excited to announce our 2017 educational program - the NOOR-Nikon Academy. Early this spring, the NOOR-Nikon Academy will launch with a series of free-of-charge workshops for young, aspiring documentary photographers taking place in The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

 

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

Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the workshop 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.

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 workshop is led by a diverse and unique combination of three NOOR member 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 NOOR-Nikon Academy. Calls are open to young and aspiring photographers in the respective countries where the workshops will be held: The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

 


 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Amsterdam Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 8 January 2017.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Berlin Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 15 January 2017.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Paris Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 22 January 2017. 

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Manchester Academy Workshop.

Deadline to apply is 29 January 2017. 

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.com with the subject line “Subscribe NOOR Education” with the following information:

 

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

Photos from NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Almaty, Kazakhstan © MediaNet

announcing manchester nikon-noor academy tutors

We are excited to announce the tutors for 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop in Manchester, the UK from 28 February to 3 March 2017:

 

Tanya HabjouqaRobin Hammond & Sebastian Liste will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects. 

 

THE WORKSHOP

 

NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists living and/or working in the UK to submit their applications before 29 January 2017. The workshop is free of charge. Read more about the workshop and how to apply here.

 

THE TUTORS

 

Tanya Habjouqa is a documentary photographer specializing in gender, social, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She approaches her subjects with sensitivity and an eye for the absurd. She is the author of Occupied Pleasures, heralded by TIME magazine and the Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning a World Press Photo award in 2014). She was the recipient of the Magnum Foundation 2013 Emergency Fund, and mentors grantees from across the Arab region for their “Arab Photographer Documentary Fund” with the Prince Claus Foundation and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Tanya is a founding member of Rawiya, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. She lectures ‘Narrative/ National Identity in Photography’ at Al Quds Bard University.

 

Robin Hammond  is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects.

He was the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism. In 2013 he won the FotoEvidence Book Award for Documenting Social Injustice and the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. Robin is the founder of Witness Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to advance humans rights through highly visual storytelling. His work appears in magazines, newspapers, television and social media. He is currently based in Manchester, UK.  

 

Sebastian Liste is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to document the profound cultural changes and contemporary issues in Latin America and the Mediterranean area. In 2010, while getting his Masters degree in Documentary Photography in Barcelona, he won the Ian Parry Scholarship for his project “Urban Quilombo” and was named young editorial photographer of the year at the Lucie Awards. In 2011 Sebastián was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2012 was announced as the Young Reporter of the Year at Visa pour l’Image festival. He was the recipient of the Magnum EF Grant, the Getty Editorial Grant and the Alexia Foundation Grant. He also received the Fotopres grant in Spain to develop a project in Venezuela, and a World Press Photo prize in 2016 for his story ‘Citizen Journalism in Brazil’s Favelas‘. Sebastián Liste is a frequent lecturer and he is currently based between Spain and Brazil.