Yuri Kozyrev

announcing berlin nikon-noor academy tutors

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 KozyrevBénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen 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 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.

 

THE TUTORS

 

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.

 

 

call for applications: free noor-nikon academy workshop amsterdam


NOOR
 and Nikon Europe invite young photographers living and/or working in The Netherlands to submit their applications for selection for the 2017 free NOOR-Nikon Academy workshop taking place in the Netherlands, Amsterdam from 28 February through 3 March 2017.

 

NOOR photographers - Pep BonetSebastian Liste & Yuri Kozyrev - will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects.

KEY DATES

 

Workshop: 28 February – 3 March 2017

Deadline to Apply: 8 January 2017, 11:59pm (CET)

Notification of Selection: 26 January 2017

Fee: Free of charge

 

 

THE WORKSHOP

 

During the four-day workshop, 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 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 workshop 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.

 

The workshop is free of charge and includes lunch. Please note that travel, accommodation and additional meals are not covered and should be arranged by individual participants. The workshop will take place at the headquarters of Nikon Europe: Burgerweeshuispad 101, 1076 ER Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

The workshop will be focused around developing, editing, refining and presenting/disseminating a visual documentary series, story and/or project. 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.


TUTORS 

 

Pep Bonet is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. He is also know for a long-term reportage on the rock ‘n roll band Motörhead. Pep was a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant in Photography in 2005 and of the Horbach Award in 2015, and won three different World Press Photo Awards in 2007, 2009 and 2013. Pep frequently lectures on photography, multimedia and film, and lives in Mallorca, Spain. 

 

Yuri Kozyrev, as a photojournalist, has witnessed many world-changing events 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.

 

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. 


SELECTED PARTICIPANTS

 

 

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

 


 

For more information contact NOOR Education via education@noorimages.com or give us a call at +31.20.6060.780 

 

 

 

Photo from NOOR-Nikon 2015 Amsterdam Masterclass © Frank Zuidweg

public lecture with yuri kozyrev, bénédicte kurzen & sebastián liste

 


As a special program for the public on the occasion of the NOOR-Nikon Kazakhstan 2016 Masterclass, we invite you to join NOOR Photographers Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen & Sebastián Liste for an evening exploring visual journalism and documentary practice. 

 

Each photographer will present and share one of their own long-term projects: Yuri Kozyrev will discuss his coverage the Arab Uprisings. Bénédicte Kurzen will share her work in Nigeria, which has spanned news coverage for international media to local public exhibitions incorporating archival sources. And Sebastián Liste will present his ongoing project on crime, punishment and security in Latin America. 

 

Together, the NOOR photographers will talk about their strategies for building visual narratives and how and why they have invested their time into these stories and projects.

 

 

Following the event, NOOR, Nikon Europe and Medianet invite you to join us for drinks.

 

For more info and to register please visit the event page here. Please note seating is limited - we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

 

 

Info:

Friday 1 April 2016, 18.30-20.30

Kimep University (New building Hall #1)

Almaty, Kazakhstan

 

This program is made possible through the generous support of Nikon Europe.

Photo: © Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR

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В рамках специальной программы для широкой общественности по случаю Мастер-класса NOOR-Nikon в Казахстане 2016, мы рады пригласить вас провести вечер с фотографами  NOOR Юрием Козыревым (Россия), Бенедикт Курзен (Франция) и Себастьяном Листом (Испания), чтобы ближе познакомиться с визуальной и документальной журналистикой.

 

Каждый фотограф представит один из своих долгосрочных проектов: Юрий Козырев  расскажет про освещение «арабских» волнений, Бенедикт Курзен поделится информацией о ее работе в Нигерии, получившей широкий охват - от новостных репортажей для международных медиа и до местных публичных выставок, включавших в себя архивные материалы. Себастьян Лист представит свой текущий проект о преступлениях, системе наказаний и системе безопасности в Латинской Америке.

 

Фотографы NOOR также будут рассказывать  о стратегиях конструирования визуальных нарративов и том, как и почему они решили инвестировать свое время и ресурсы в проекты.

 

 

 

 

participants for the noor-nikon masterclass in documentary photography

 

© Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR 

 

We are proud to announce the selected participants for the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography with NOOR photographers Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Sebastián Liste, which will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 29 March through 2 April 2016. 

 

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

 

Almaz Toleke (KZ)

Anisa Sabiri (TJK)

Damir Otegen (KZ)

Danil Usmanov (KG)

Darya Komleva-Litvinova (KZ)

Dmitry Motinov (KG)

Elyor Nematov (KG)

Mayya Kelova (TKM)

Nazik Muradova (TKM)

Reyhana Turdieva (KG)

Stanislav Magay (UZ)

Svetlana Zelenskaya (KG)

Turar Kazangapov (KZ)

Yuri Vedenin (UZ)

 

We look forward to meeting all the participants, having the chance to learn about their work and sharing experiences.