Francesco Zizola

amsterdam masterclass update: tutors announced

 

 

The NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography will be taught by photographers Asim Rafiqui and Francesco Zizola, together with a third NOOR photographer to be announced.

 

Young and aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland are invited to apply by 13 September. For more information see here.

noor at fotografia europea 2015

NOOR Group Photo, May 2015. From left: Asim Rafiqui, Pep Bonet, Kadir van Lohuizen, Benedicte Kurzen, Sebastian Liste, Jon Lowenstein, Francesco Zizola, Andrea Bruce, Nina Berman, Stanley Greene, Alixandra Fazzina.

 

As HOST program guests of the Italian festival Fotografia Europea 2015, NOOR photographers visited the beautiful town of Reggio Emilia to lead workshops, present a screening and discussion evening, and open their group exhibition, "A NOOR journal on the changing planet, 2009-2015."

 

 

Chiostri di San Pietro, exhibition venue for the group show, "NOOR Journal on a Changing Planet 2009-2015," in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

 

The exhibition, curated by Laura Serani, brings together years of work on climate change and environmental issues around the globe and is on view at the Chiostri di San Pietro until 26 July.

 

NOOR photographers at the opening of their group show on climate change with curator Laura Serani.

 

In the days leading up to the festival's official opening, NOOR photographers Stanley Greene, Jon Lowenstein, Sebastian Liste, Andrea Bruce, and Asim Rafiqui guided practical and theoretical workshops in documentary photography. To see a video of the work participants shot during the workshop see here.

 

 

Jon Lowenstein guides a workshop on practical elements of photography and editing.

 

Stanley, Jon, Sebastian and Andrea's workshop participants worked on a shooting assignment covering local food and wine production in the region. One group visited a Parmigiano-Reggiano maturation room in Reggio Emilia.

 

 

Workshop participants visit a Parmigiano-Reggiano maturation room.

 

Workshop group photo with Jon Lowenstein.

 

 

 

The festival HOST program (a project by aBcM) came to a close with NOOR Night, featuring an evening of screenings and discussions with NOOR photographers and moderated by Lars Boering, Director of the World Press Photo. The topic of the evening was "Change: How to Achieve It." 

 

 

Lars Boering moderated NOOR Night with photographers Benedicte Kurzen, Jon Lowenstein, Kadir van Lohuizen, Pep Bonet, Andrea Bruce, and Francesco Zizola.

 

 

Stanley Greene and Andrea Bruce at NOOR Night.

  

 

Following the festival, NOOR members stayed in Reggio Emilia where they held their 8th Annual General Meeting. At the Annual General Meeting, NOOR photographers and staff evaluate agency and foundation activities, and plan how to continue NOOR’s mission in coming years.

 

 

All photos by Francesca Pradella 

noor lunch talks with nina berman, francesco zizola, pep bonet, alixandra fazzina & benedicte kurzen at fotografia europea, italy

© Francesco Zizola | NOOR


On Saturday 16 May 2015, as part of the Fotografia Europea festival, NOOR will host 'NOOR Lunch Talks.' Enjoy stimulating, intimate discussion and a delicious meal together. The following photographers will be the topics listed below:

 

Nina Berman on 'Photography and Social Media'

 

Francesco Zizola on 'Ethics and Photojournalism'

 

Pep Bonet on 'Moving into Moving Images', about the power of mixed media

 

Alixandra Fazzina and Benedicte Kurzen on 'Women; Two Sides of the Camera'. Alixandra and Benedicte will discuss the role of women both behind the camera and as subjects in conflict.

 

Each applicant will be able to choose the photographer they would like to have the lunch with, and all efforts will be made to accommodate their choice. The lunches will take place at Ristorante Enoteca Il Pozzo.

 

When: Saturday 16 May 2015

12:30 - 14:30 lunch + talk

14:30 - 15:30 possibility for a short portfolio review

 

Cost: 85 (including food & festival pass, exclusive of 15 administration costs).

 

The lunches with Nina Berman, Francesco Zizola and Pep Bonet will each admit 6 to 8 people.

The lunch with Alixandra Fazzina and Benedicte Kurzen will admit 12 to 14 people.

 

Deadline for registration: Tuesday 28 April 2015 EXTENDED! NEW DEADLINE: 5 May 2015 (before midnight C.E.T.)

 

HOW TO SIGN UP?

 

1. Please download, fill out, and sign the registration form.

This can be sent via email to: info@abcmprogetti.net

 

2. Please make an advance payment of 100 EUR via PayPal

or bank transfer to:

Bank Account holder Stichting Noor Foundation

IBAN code: NL37 INGB 0004288015

BIC/SWIFT: INGBNL2A

 

Please clearly indicate with the payment your name and what it concerns, so we can track the payment. Please send a receipt of the payment together with the registration form.

 

Deadline for registration: Tuesday 28 April 2015 EXTENDED! NEW DEADLINE: 5 May 2015 (before midnight C.E.T.)

 

Participants for the lunches will be provided with necessary information in the form of welcome packs prior to the event and with a free pass for the festival.

 

 

FEES AND POLICY

Tuition for the lunches does not include flights, accommodations or meals. All on-the-ground expenses are the responsibility of the student.

 

Once you submit your application, you will be notified within 2 business days after the submissions deadline.

 

All fees must be paid within three days from acceptance. Students will then be emailed a full welcome package with suggestions for accommodations as well as a guide to Reggio Emilia.

 

Please note

- NOOR reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, it must be confirmed in writing:

. NOOR will reimburse all the registration costs except for €15 administration fee, if the participant informs NOOR of cancellation the day they receive the notification of confirmation for the lunch. Beyond this time limit, NOOR will charge the following:

. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 12 days before the lunch commences.

. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the lunch commences.

. All lunches that are commenced but not completed through the fault of either the contractor/or participant need to be paid in full.

- NOOR is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a lunch is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.

- A €100 application fee is required for each application. If accepted, this balance will be applied to the final tuition. If the student is not accepted, a refund of the application fee will be granted (minus €15 administration costs).

 

For any questions, or for more information, please contact Valeria Ribaldi.

noor at fotografia europea 2015 - italy

Fotografia Europea 2015 hosts NOOR. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with aBcM, presents the HOST project, inviting NOOR to bring its select group of highly accomplished photojournalists and documentary storytellers for a series of activities to the city, from 14-17 May 2015, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

 

HOST offers an exclusive opportunity to encounter and discover an internationally renowned agency through a calendar of activities and events in which participants can personally come into contact with some of the leading figures in contemporary photography.

 

 

NOOR WORKSHOP

 

From Thursday 14 May until Saturday 16 May 2015, as part of the Fotografia Europea festival, NOOR will host a three day practical workshop under the guidance of Stanley Greene, Jon Lowenstein, Sebastian Liste and Andrea Bruce.

 

 
 

The participants will work in four groups of maximum 6 participants per group. Each group will be guided by one of the photographers. There will be room for practical and theoretical discussions on how to develop stories and portfolio reviews. One day of the workshop will be dedicated for shooting and one day will be dedicated for editing the work done the previous day - so participants have to be in possession of a camera and computer. Due to the fast pace of the workshop, NOOR highly recommends that participants produce and edit their work digitally.

 

Each applicant will be able to choose the photographer they would like to work with, and all efforts will be made to accommodate their choice.

 

During the three days the four NOOR photographers will each give a presentation of their work, followed by a Q&A and discussion. These presentations can be attended by all participants.

 

The results of the workshop will be screened at the festival on Saturday night during the NOOR Night at Chiostri di San Pietro, the main venue of the Festival.

 

When: Thursday 14 until Saturday 16 May 2015 between 10:00 to 18:00 CET.

Cost: 300 (exclusive of 15 administration costs)

Admits: 20-24 people (5 to 6 per group)

 

 

RETHINKING THE PHOTO PROJECT

 

On Saturday 16 May 2015, as part of the Fotografia Europea festival, NOOR will host  a one day theoretical workshop under the guidance of Asim Rafiqui.

 


 

 © Asim Rafiqui | NOOR

 

The participants will explore how to discover story ideas in their own seemingly ordinary surroundings and how to produce photography projects and use digital media to create individual and unique works that go beyond the news cycle or the editorial publishing restrictions. The goal is to help participants rethink story ideas, understand the new possibilities of self-publishing, and begin to create multi-layered and complex projects that look towards audiences beyond the editorial and magazine markets. 

 

This is a project workshop, and not a photography aesthetics / camera use workshop.

We will focus on:

 

- discussing and developing participant story ideas

- project concept development

- project / story frameworks

- project research

- digital / online project layout and design

- digital tools and techniques for self-publishing works

 

When: Saturday 16 May between 10:00 to 18:00 CET.

Cost: 150 (exclusive of 15 administration costs)

Admits: 5-6 people

 

 

NOOR LUNCH

 

On Saturday 16 May 2015, as part of the Fotografia Europea festival NOOR will host 'NOOR Lunch Talks' with the following photographers on the following subjects:

 

 

 © Alixandra Fazzina | NOOR

 

Nina Berman  on 'Photography and Social Media'.

Francesco Zizola on 'Ethics and Photojournalism'.

Pep Bonet on 'Moving into Moving Images', about the power of  mixed medias.

Alixandra Fazzina and Benedicte Kurzen on 'Women; Two Sides of the Camera'. Alixandra and Benedicte will seek to discuss the role of women both behind the camera and as subjects in conflict.

 

Each applicant will be able to choose the photographer they would like to have the lunch with, and all efforts will be made to accommodate their choice.

 

The lunches will take place at Ristorante Enoteca Il Pozzo.

 

When: Saturday 16 May 2015

12:30 - 14:30 lunch + talk

14:30 - 15:30 possibility for a short portfolio review

Cost: 85 (including food, exclusive of 15 administration costs).

 

Admits:

The lunches with Nina Berman, Francesco Zizola and Pep Bonet will each admit 6 to 8 people.

The lunch with Alixandra Fazzina and Benedicte Kurzen will admit 12 to 14 people.

 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT?

1. Please download, fill out, and sign the registration form.

This can be sent via email to: info@abcmprogetti.net

 

2. Please make an advance payment of 100 EUR via PayPal

or bank transfer to:

Bank Account holder Stichting Noor Foundation

IBAN code: NL37 INGB 0004288015

BIC/SWIFT: INGBNL2A

 

Please clearly indicate with the payment your name and what it concerns, so we can track the payment. Please send a receipt of the payment together with the registration form.

 

3. For the 3 day workshop with Stanley Greene, Jon Lowenstein, Sebastian Liste and Andrea Bruce, as well as the one day workshop with Asim Rafiqui, you are required to have:

- Basic experience in documentary photography or photojournalism;

- A high level of motivation;

- English language skills (the workshop is in English);

- A good technical understanding of your camera equipment, a working knowledge of the media environment and basic image management skills.

 

To apply you need to send a PDF file not exceeding 6 MB including:

A CV including your contact information and a written text explaining your work and projects.

A portfolio of max. 30 images with text introductions and captions (please show your story telling skills by presenting at least one picture story of 8 images).

 

Please send your application with all the above requested documents (registration form, payment receipt, portfolio) toinfo@abcmprogetti.net

 

Deadline: Tuesday 28 April 2015 EXTENDED! NEW DEADLINE: 5 May 2015 (before midnight C.E.T.)

 

If sending a PDF creates a problem, we accept links and word documents or alternative formats. For more information contact info@abcmprogetti.net.

 

Selected participants for the workshops and the lunches will be provided with necessary information in the form of welcome packs prior to the event and with a free pass for the festival.

 

 

FEES AND POLICY

Tuitions for the workshops and the lunches does not include flights, accommodations or meals. All on-the-ground expenses are the responsibility of the student.

 

Once you submit your application, you will be notified within 2 business days after the submissions deadline.

 

All fees must be paid within three days from acceptance. Students will then be emailed a full welcome package with suggestions for accommodations as well as a guide to Reggio Emilia.

 

Please note

- NOOR reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, it must be confirmed in writing:

. NOOR will reimburse all the registration costs except for €15 administration fee, if the participant informs NOOR of cancellation the day they receive the notification of acceptance to the workshop. Beyond this time limit, NOOR will charge the following:

. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 12 days before the workshop commences.

. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the workshop commences.

. All workshops that are commenced but not completed through the fault of either the contractor/or participant need to be paid in full.

- NOOR is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.

- A €100 application fee is required for each application. If accepted, this balance will be applied to the final tuition. If the student is not accepted, a refund of the application fee will be granted (minus €15 administration costs).

 

For any questions, or for more information, please contact Valeria Ribaldi.

francesco zizola | 'depth of silence' published in newsweek japan

On 3 October 2013, a Libyan fishing vessel carrying over 500 migrants sunk in sight of the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, resulting in the death of 366 migrants.

 

A year later Francesco Zizola photographed and filmed the wreck of the boat, which lies on the seabed 50 meters under water, its prow facing Lampedusa’s port. These pictures were made in memory of the victims.

francesco zizola's work 'depth of silence' published in internazionale

 

On 3 October 2013, a Libyan fishing vessel carrying over 500 migrants sunk in sight of the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. The tragic accident caused the death of 366 migrants, mostly coming from war-torn Eritrea and other troubled African countries. A year later Francesco Zizola photographed and filmed the wreck of the boat, which lies on the seabed 50 meters under water, its prow facing Lampedusa’s port.

 

The story was published by Internazionale, where you can also view Francesco's video footage from the site.

 

NOOR pechakucha in new york

NOOR’s 7th Annual General Meeting was held in New York City from June 9 to 13. This year, we organized a special public event on Friday June 13 for people to come meet NOOR at a PechaKucha evening. With presentations from our photographers, the event showcased NOOR’s dedication to explore the human side of complex, global issues, as well as long-term and collaborative projects.

See some photos from the event below.

Stanley Greene presented his work from Chechnya and Dagestan.

Francesco Zizola spoke about his new ongoing project on overfishing around the world.


Andrea Bruce spoke about her most recent project about the cotton widows of India.

Kadir van Lohuizen presented his Rising Sea Levels project.


Benedicte Kurzen presented her work on the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria.


Nina Berman first spoke about NOOR's outdoor installation project at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Later, she presented her work Evidence, part of NOOR's Modern Day Slavery group project.


Jon Lowenstein presented his long-term project about the South Side of Chicago.