We are excited to announce the tutors for 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop in Berlin, Germany taking place at C/O Berlin from 7 to 10 March. NOOR photographers Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects.
NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists living and/or working in Germany to submit their applications before 15 January 2017. The workshop is free of charge. Read more about the workshop and how to apply here.
Yuri Kozyrev has worked as a photojournalist for the past 25 years. He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news, working before from Afghanistan and then from Iraq as contract photographer for Time Magazine. Since the beginning of 2011, Yuri has been documenting the “Arab Revolutions” and their aftermaths in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and specially Egypt and Libya. Yuri has received numerous honors for his photography, including several World Press Photo Awards, the OPC’s Oliver Rebbot Award, and the ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism, the Frontline Club Award, the Visa d'or News and the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, and he was named 2011 Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition. In 2015, Yuri covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the migrant crisis in Europe.
Bénédicte Kurzen began her photographic career when she moved to Israel in 2003, covering hard news as a freelancer in the Gaza Strip, Iraq and Lebanon. For the past ten years, Bénédicte has been covering conflicts and socio-economical changes in Africa. Her body of work “Amaqabane”, on the life of former anti-apartheid combatants was produced for prestigious World Press Joop Swart Masterclass 2008. In 2011, 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 2012. After becoming a NOOR full member in 2012, she decided to move to Lagos, from where she could pursue her coverage of Africa, with a focus on Nigeria. Alongside, she became an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Nigeria in journalism.
Kadir van Lohuizen 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. Kadir has received numerous prizes and awards in photojournalism. In 2000 and 2002 Kadir was a jury member of the World Press Photo contest and is currently on the supervisory board of the World Press Photo foundation. Kadir is a frequent lecturer and photography teacher and is based in Amsterdam.