We are delighted to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop, which will take place in Berlin between 7 to 10 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 Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen
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.
For any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
“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!”
Yuri Kozyrevhas 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 Kurzenbegan 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 Lohuizenhas 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.
Stories of the City: Building Visual Narratives & Documenting the City
NOOR in collaboration with the Fotogram are pleased to invite you to workshop weekend in Amsterdam with Kadir van Lohuizen. In this workshop participants will discuss, share & learn about building a documentary photo story. Kadir van Lohuizen is a master of visual narrative and storytelling. He will engage participants to show them how to shoot & craft a visual story – working on concept, shooting, editing & sequencing.
Home to NOOR & Fotogram, Amsterdam & all its urban complexity will be the subject to be documented by participants, who will work with Kadir to tell the cities stories. Activities will include presentations on related projects by Kadir, shooting assignments, group reviews & one on one reviews with Kadir.
Workshop dates: 19-20 November 2016, 10:00 - 18:00
Enrollment is limited to maximum 12 participants.
The workshop will be held in Dutch (or English, if needed)
Location: Fotogram, Amsterdam
For early bird registration (before 9 October) the fee is €425 inclusive BTW
Verhalen van de stad. Het maken van een visueel fotoverhaal van de stad Amsterdam.
NOOR en Fotogram nodigen u graag uit om deel te komen nemen aan het Weekend Seminar met Kadir van Lohuizen. In deze workshop zullen de deelnemers discussieren, leren, en foto's delen over documentaire fotografie. Kadir van Lohuizen heeft internationaal zijn sporen verdiend met zijn visuele verhalen. Hij helpt de deelnemers om een verhaal in beelden te creeren, het gaat daarbij om het maken, combineren en editen van jouw foto's.
Amsterdam zal het onderwerp zijn in al zijn bijzondere compexiteit . Amsterdam is tevens de thuisbasis van zowel NOOR alsook Fotogram. Inbegrepen zijn presentaties door Kadir, foto opdrachten, groepsbesprekingen en persoonlijke begeleiding door Kadir.
De dagen zijn inclusief lunch.
Data: 19-20 November van 10-18 uur
Maximum aantal deelnemers: 12
De workshop is in het nederlands (engels waar nodig)
Locatie: Fotogram Amsterdam, Sarphatistraat 35
Schrijf je je in vóór 9 oktober, dan kan je gebruik maken van de early bird korting en betaal je slechts €425,- in plaats van €495,-(incl BTW)
Camera, plus een eerste fotoverhaal van 8 beelden.