Sebastian Liste

noor winners of world press photo 2016

We are pleased to announce that NOOR photographers Francesco Zizola and Sebastián Liste have been awarded in WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2016!

 

 

Francesco Zizola has been awarded 2nd prize in the Contemporary Issues category of World Press Photo 2016 for his series 'In the Same Boat'. 

 

"Last summer MSF launched three boats for a search and rescue action in the Mediterranean Sea. It was a strong signal to all EU governments who had not been able to quickly address the ever-increasing influx of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels. This story is very important to me because in the few weeks I spent on board of the Bourbon Argos, I witnessed how essential it is to be present and efficient when lives are at stake. Thanks to the great work of MSF over three thousands lives were saved."Francesco Zizola

 

 

 

 

 

Sebastián Liste has won 3rd prize in the Daily Life category of World Press Photo 2016 for his story 'Citizen Journalism in Brazil's Favelas'. 

 

"You know that the world is changing when you meet a group of young people that are using social media to fight against police brutally and to protect human rights in their marginalized community. This collective of citizen journalists was ignored by traditional media and threatened by the authorities. I am glad that World Press Photo will allow them to get the international attention they deserve" Sebastián Liste

noor-nikon masterclass update: deadline extended & tutors announced

 

We are pleased to announce that NOOR photographers Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Sebastián Liste will be the tutors for this year's NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 29 March through 2 April 2016. 

 

The deadline for applications has also been extended – the new deadline is Sunday 21st February 2016, 11:59pm (CET).

 

 

THE MASTERCLASS

 

NOOR, Nikon and Medianet invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2016 NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography. The Masterclass is open to young and aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists from: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Please find more information about applying here.

 

 

THE TUTORS 

 

Yuri Kozyrev has worked as a photojournalist for the past 20 years. He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last empire of our modern times, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news. He was on the scene in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and lived in Baghdad, Iraq, between 2002 and 2009, working as a contract photographer for Time. Since the beginning of 2011, Yuri has been documenting the uprisings and their aftermaths in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and especially Egypt and Libya. His extensive body of work documenting the “Arab Revolutions” received wide industry recognition. “On Revolution Road” - on the revolts in Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya made for Time magazine - won the 2011 Visa d'or News at the international festival of photojournalism Visa pour l'Image. At the Prix Bayeux-Calvados his work “Dispatch from Libya” won both the Trophee and the Public Prize. In 2012 his work was awarded at the World Press Photo Contest and he was named the 2011 Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition. Yuri is currently covering for TIME the exodus of asylum seekers fleeing from countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea to escape war and poverty.

 

Bénédicte Kurzen is a documentary photographer focusing on conflict and socioeconomic changes in the African continent. Her professional photographic career began in 2003 when she moved to Israel, covering hard news as a freelancer in the Gaza Strip, Iraq and Lebanon. In 2004 she developed a more documentary style with her work on the lives of volunteer suicide bombers and widows in the Gaza Strip. She was one of the founding members of EVE Photographers, a group of female photographers dedicated to documenting women's issues globally. Her work has appeared in numerous publications amongst which The New Yorker, Harpers, TIME, The New York Times, Newsweek, Paris Match and Stern. Between 2008 and 2011 Bénédicte was part of the VII Mentor Program and Network. In 2009 she was awarded in the NPPA - Best of Photojournalism and she participated to the prestigious World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. She received a grant from the Pulitzer Center, which allowed her to produce a body of work on Nigeria, “A Nation Lost to Gods”. Her work has been screened and exhibited at Visa pour l’Image and was nominated for the Visa d’or. In 2011 her work on Tahrir Square was exhibited in Bayeux at the War Correspondent Festival. Bénédicte is based in Lagos, Nigeria and travels the African and the European continents on a regular basis.

 

Sebastián Liste is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to covering contemporary issues and profound cultural changes in Latin America and the Mediterranean regions. In 2010, while completing his Masters degree in Photojournalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he received the Ian Parry Scholarship for his long-term project “Urban Quilombo,” documenting extreme living conditions faced by dozens of families in an abandoned chocolate factory in Brazil. The same year, Sebastián was named the Young Editorial Photographer of the Year at the Lucie Awards in New York. In 2013, Sebastián received a Fotopress Grant to develop a new project, which resulted in his work “On the inside: Venezuelan prisons under inmate control.” This work was exhibited at Visa pour l´Image in Perpignan in September 2014. In 2014, Sebastián received the Alexia Foundation Grant in the US to continue developing his ongoing project about crime, punishment and security in Latin America. Sebastián specializes in long-term, in-depth projects to create frameworks that reflect the social consequences of the choices made by those in power. Through visual journalism he aims to generate dialogue and collaboration between subjects and audiences, bringing different world views into confrontation with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

новости от noor-nikon мастер-класса: продление дедлайна и анонс преподавателей

 

Бенедикт Керзен, Новости, Себастьян Листе, Мастер-классы, Юрий Козырев

 

Мы рады анонсировать преподавателей NOOR-Nikon матсер-класса по документальной фотографии, который пройдет с 29 марта по 2 апреля 2016 года в Алматы, Казахстан. Преподавателями в этом году будут фотографы NOOR Юрий Козырев, Бенедикт Керзен и Себастьян Листе.

 

Также сообщаем, что дедлайн для подачи заявок продлен – новый дедлайн – воскресенье, 21 февраля 2016, 23:59 (центральноевропейское время). 

 

МАСТЕР-КЛАСС

 

NOOR, Nikon и Medianet приглашают фотографов подать заявку-портфолио на отбор для участия в NOOR-Nikon мастер-классе по документальной фотографии. Мастер-класс открыт для молодых и энергичных фотографов-документалистов и фотожурналистов из Туркменистана, Узбекистана, Таджикистана, Казахстана и Кыргызстана. Информацию о подаче заявки можно найти здесь.

 

 

ПРЕПОДАВАТЕЛИ

 

Юрий Козырев работает фотожурналистом в течение последних 20-ти лет. Он начал карьеру, документируя коллапс последней империи современного мира - Советского Союза, а также в последствии документируя стремительные изменения в бывшем СССР во время 90-ых для LA Times. В 2001 году Юрий начал освещать международные новости. Он находился в Афганистане после 11 сентября 2001 года, жил в Багдаде (Ирак) между 2002 и 2009, работая фотографом по контракту с журналом Time. С начала 2011 Юрий документировал Арабские волнения и их последствия в Бахрейне, Йемене, Тунисе и особенно в Египте и Ливии. Обширная работа Юрия по документации “Арабских революций” получила всеобщее признание коллег и экспертов. “On Revolution Road” (“По дороге революции”), проект о бунтах в Египте, Бахрейне, Йемене и Ливии, сделанный для журнала Time, в 2011 году был удостоен премии Visa d’or News на международном фестивале фотожурнализма Visa pour l’Image. История Юрия “Dispatch from Libya” выиграла Prix Bayeux-Calvados – как основной приз, так и приз зрительских симпатий. В 2012 году работа Козырева получила награду на конкурсе World Press Photo Contest, и Юрий был назван Фотографом года 2011 в международном конкурсе Pictures of the Year. В текущее время Юрий снимает для TIME массовое переселение беженцев, бегущих от войны и бедности из таких стран, как Сирия, Ирак, Афганистан, Эритрея.

 

Бенедикт Керзен – документальный фотограф, работающий с темами конфликта и социоэкономических изменений на Африканском континенте. Ее профессиональная фотографическая карьера началась в 2003 году, когда она переехала в Израиль для освещения в качестве фрилансера важных политических новостей из сектора Газа, Ирака и Ливана. В 2004 году Бенедикт развила более документальный стиль работ, занимаясь освещением жизней добровальных террористов-смертников и вдов сектора Газа. Керзен стала одной из основателей EVE Photographers, группы фотографов-женщин, которые посвятили себя документации проблем женщин во всем мире. Работы Керзен обширно публиковались, в том числе в The New Yorker, Harpers, TIME, The New York Times, Newsweek, Paris Match и Stern. Между 2008 и 2011 Бенедикт была частью Менторской программы и сообщества VII. В 2009 году она получила награду в NPPA – Лучший фотожурнализм, а также участвовала в престижном мастер-классе World Press Photo Joop Swart. Она получила грант Pulitzer Center, который позволил ей создать проект в Нигерии “A Nation Lost to Gods” (“Страна, оставленная богами”). Ее работы участвовали в скрининге и выставлялись на Visa pour l’Image, а также были номинированы на Visa d’or. В 2011 году работа Бенедикт о площади Тахрир была выставлена в Bayeux на фестивале War Correspondent. Бенедикт живет в Лагосе, Нигерия, и регулярно путешествует по африканским и европейским странам.

 

Себастьян Листе – документальный фотограф и социолог, посвятивший себя документации современных проблем и глубинных культурных изменений в Латинской Америке и Средиземноморском регионе. В 2010 году, во время окончания мастерской программы по фотожурнализму в Независимом университете Барселоны, Себастьян получил стипендию Ian Parry за свой долгосрочный проект “Urban Quilombo” (“Городское Киломбу”), документирующий экстримальные жизненные условия десятка семей в заброшенной шоколадной фабрике в Бразилии. В том же году Себастьян был назван Молодым фотографом года Lucie Awards в Нью-Йорке. В 2013 году Себастьян получил грант Fotopress на развитие проекта “On the inside: Venezuelan prisons under inmate control” (“Изнутри: венесуэльские заключенные под контролем”). Эта работа выставлялась на Visa pour l´Image в Перпиньяне в сентябре 2014 года. В 2014 году Себастьян получил грант Alexia Foundation в США для продления работы над текущим проектом о преступности, наказании и безопасности в Латинской Америке. Себастьян специализируется на долгосрочных, глубоких проектах, создавая материал, который отражает социальные последствия выборов, делающихся находящимися у власти людьми. Листе, посредством визуальной журналистики, стремится инициировать диалог и сотрудничество между героями историй и аудиторией, а также поставить разные точки зрения на мир лицом друг к другу. 

participants for noor-nikon visual journalism workshop in bayeux

© Andrea Bruce / NOOR

 

 

We are proud to announce the selected participants for the Visual Journalism Workshop with NOOR photographers Andrea Bruce and Sebastián Liste organized in collaboration with Nikon France. The workshop coincides with the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados for war correspondents from 5 to 11 October.

 

We sincerely thank everyone who put effort into their applications and congratulate the photographers who will be taking part in this workshop:

 

Leonora Baumann (FR/DE)

Luc Forsyth (BE/CA)

Benas Gerdziunas (LT)

Alexis Huguet (FR)

Natisha Mallick (IN)

Olof Ohlsson (SE)

Ohm Phanphiroj (US)

Sergey Polezhaka (UA)

Andrew Renneisen (US)

Michael Rhebergen (NL)

 

We look forward to meeting all the participants, sharing experiences and learning together in Bayeux.

deadline extended for noor workshop in bayeux, france

IMPORTANT CHANGES & UPDATES! >> SEBASTIAN LISTE WILL REPLACE PEP BONET & DEADLINE EXTENDED! READ BELOW FOR UPDATED CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

 

VISUAL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP 2015

 

NOOR and the Pro Department from Nikon France invite visual journalists and documentary photographers to apply for the 2015 NOOR-Nikon Visual Journalism Workshop in Bayeux, France, from 7 to 10 October. The workshop coincides with the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados for war correspondents from 5 to 11 October.

 

The NOOR-Nikon Visual Journalism Workshop is open to young and aspiring documentary photographers, including those intending to work in conflict zones and potentially dangerous environments, as well as those interested in developing a multimedia practice.

 

KEY DATES

 

Workshop: 7–10 October 2015

Extended Deadline to Apply: Monday, 24th August 2015, 11:59pm (CET)

Notification of Selection: Tuesday, 1 September 2015

 

THE WORKSHOP

 

During the intensive three-day workshop, ten selected participants, together with NOOR photographers Andrea Bruce and Sebastián Liste will share experiences and expertise on how to pick up, develop, and produce stories covering conflict and human rights issues. Subjects covered will include: preproduction, research, logistics, access, safety, equipment, lighting, interviewing, and shooting for editing.

 

Drawing from their own experiences, Andrea and Sebastián will discuss the motivations, challenges, and responsibilities of documenting conflict and sensitive human rights situations. This workshop will be a unique opportunity to gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment, while learning how to produce impactful visual journalism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MENTORS

 

Andrea Bruce (USA) is a documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake. The past ten years she chronicled the world's most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. For eight years she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post and later as part of the VII Network (2010-2011). At The Post, she originated and authored a weekly column called "Unseen Iraq." Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club in New York. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia and was a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2012 she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.” Andrea Bruce was recently named as a 2016 Nieman Fellow.

 

Sebastián Liste (Spain) is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to covering contemporary issues and profound cultural changes in Latin America and the Mediterranean regions. In 2010, while completing his Masters degree in Photojournalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he received the Ian Parry Scholarship for his long-term project “Urban Quilombo,” documenting extreme living conditions faced by dozens of families in an ab andoned chocolate factory in Brazil. The same year, Sebastián was named the Young Editorial Photographer of the Year at the Lucie Awards in New York. In 2013, Sebastián received a Fotopres Grant to develop a new project, which resulted in his work “On the inside: Venezuelan prisons under inmate control.” This work was exhibited at Visa pour l´Image in Perpignan in September 2014. In 2014, Sebastián received the Alexia Foundation Grant in the US to continue developing his ongoing project about crime, punishment and security in Latin America. Sebastián specializes in long-term, in-depth projects to create frameworks that reflect the social consequences of the choices made by those in power. Through visual journalism he aims to generate dialogue and collaboration between subjects and audiences, bringing different worldviews into confrontation with each other.

 

 

PRACTICALITIES

 

Tuition and meals during the workshop are free through the generous support of Nikon France. There is a required fee of EUR 250 to cover accommodation during the workshop. Nikon France and Prix Bayeux-Calvados offer workshop participants access to all professional events happening around the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados, including the Nikon party on Friday 9 October and the awards ceremony on Saturday 10 October.

 

Please note - all participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and expenses to and from Bayeux. Possession of a passport and travel insurance is required to apply.

 

Please do bring a laptop to show and share your work. It’s not necessary to bring your recording equipment, but you are welcome to do so. Nikon will provide some equipment during the workshop for demonstration and testing.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Requirements:

• Basic experience (two to three years) in documentary photography or photojournalism in professional or educational setting

• English fluency (the workshop will be conducted in English)

• Good technical understanding of your camera equipment

 

To apply, send the following to masterclass-bayeux@noorimages.com. Extended deadline to receive applications is 11:59pm CET, Monday, 24 August 2015:

 

  • A CV including your contact information (maximum 2 pages)

 

  • Motivation letter in English (maximum 1 page), including why you want to attend and a description of your experience in journalism and documentary media

 

  • A portfolio of maximum 30 photographs including at least one picture story (5-10 images) that demonstrates your storytelling skills. Include captions with each image and a short introduction (100 words maximum) for each picture story.

 

  • All of the above should be sent in one PDF file not to exceed 6MB*

 

 

Please send your application to: masterclass-bayeux@noorimages.com before midnight CET Monday, 24 August 2015.

 

*If sending a PDF creates a problem or diminishes the image quality, we accept links, word documents or alternative formats. Please contact us in advance for specifications.

 

For more information contact NOOR via masterclass-bayeux@noorimages.com or phone +31 20 6060 780.

 

The selection will be made by NOOR in close cooperation with the Nikon Pro Department from Nikon France. If you are selected you will be notified before Tuesday, 1 September 2015.

 

 

Organized with the generous support of Nikon France.

 

NOOR (Amsterdam): Asmara Pelupessy

Editor & Projects Director | NOOR

Phone +31 20 6060 780

www.noorimages.com | Skype: asmara-NOOR

 

Nikon France (Paris): Guillaume Cuvillier

Service Nikon Pro

guillaume.cuvillier@nikon.fr

Tel: + 33.1.45.16.45.16

www.nikonpro.fr

cocaine production in peru by sebastian liste for de volkskrant

 

 

In April 2015 Sebastian Liste travelled to Peru for this online feature in de Volkskrant to document coca production in the VRAEM region (Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valley), in the upper mountainous part of the Amazon, where Andean people have traditionally chewed coca leaves for its stimulant effect. The government of Peru purchases 8% of coca production to distribute legally on a controlled national market. As the largest producer of cocaine globally, the rest of the product is distributed outside Peru on the black market. See more of Sebastian's work on the coca production in Peru 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