Education

Keystone x NOOR Masterclass with Tanya Habjouqa

Developing Your Personal & Long Term Projects
Keystone Masterclass with Tanya Habjouqa

Masterclass Dates: 25th of June - 29th of June.
Location: Keystone, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Tutition Fee: €950

25 - 29 June 2018
KEYSTONE, Foyer, 4th floor, Grubenstrasse 45, 8045 Zürich

NOOR Foundation and KEYSTONE are pleased to invite visual storytellers to apply for a five days, intensive masterclass in documentary photography and visual storytelling led by NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa (US/Jordan).

The call for applications is addressed to professional photographers. The Masterclass aims to provide strategies and tools for participants to develop their own personal and long-term projects; to inspire and push participants to take a more expansive, creative view on documentary photography.

Deadline to apply: June 6th

 Occupied Palestinian Territories, 2013

'The Al-Quds University javelin team practices along side the separation wall. The West Bank institution often finds itself a focal point of violent clashes between Palestinian students and Israeli soldiers, with Israeli forces regularly storming university campuses across the occupied Palestinian territory. Students say a good day is not breathing tear gas, and experience excursions at minimum every few months.

The ability to find pleasure highlights humanity…and can be a form of resistance …the human spirit cannot just live on misery and drama. These “amazon warriors” stopped me in my tracks watching their grace and fierceness as they practiced along the wall—that is the primary view from their campus. There is a tension and even aggression on the edge of daily life for the students. And it is beautiful to see them rise above it. An ugly separation wall barring their view of Jerusalem, that simultaneously limits their ability to maintain family and friend ties, reach their full economic potential, and basic freedom of movement.' - Tanya Habjouqa

Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR

Participants for the Nikon-Noor Academy Belgium masterclass

We are delighted to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium between from 19th to 22nd of March 2018.

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We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with Benedicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde and Pep Bonet.

Claudia Cuomo
Claudia Gori
Judith Helmer
Alix Jacops
Andréa Mantovani
Pauline Niks
Benedetta Ristori
Marie Tihon
Francesca Todde
Anouk van Tiel
Sasja van Vechgel
Valentin Bianchi
Brecht De Vleeschauwer
Matthieu Rosier
Lavinia Parlamenti Manfredi Pantanella

We are excited to meet & work together in Brussels!

Announcing the Diploma in Documentary Photography

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The Danish School of Media and Journalism, the NOOR Foundation, and the World Press Photo Foundation are proud to announce the launch of the second year of the Diploma in Documentary Photography - thereby combining outstanding educational formats and content from DMJX, instruction from the world renowned documentary photographers of NOOR Images, and the World Press Photo Foundation's unique insight into current industry practices and debates in photography.

The diploma program is approved by the Danish Ministry of Education making it a formal program within the international ECTS-system.

The deadline for applications is the 12th of March 2018. 

Participants for the Nikon-Noor Sweden Academy

We are delighted to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden between from 12th to 16th of March 2018. 

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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, Jon Lowenstein and Kadir van Lohuizen: 

Alice Aedy
Hampus Andersson
Matteo Congregalli
Mohammed Elshamy
Pablo Garrigos Cucarella
Néha Hirve
Olga Karpushina
Carlo Lombardi
Nora Lorek
Lea Mandana
Anna Mininkova
Victor Raison
Juliette Robert
Line Ørnes Søndergaard
Alessandro Vincenzi

We are excited to meet & work together in Stockholm!

Participants for Nikon-Noor Poland Academy

We are delighted to announce the 15 participants selected for the Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland between from 26th of February 2018 to the 1st of March 2018. 

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We would like sincerely thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate in the workshop with Nina Berman, Tanya Habjouqa and Sebastian Liste.

Andreea Campeanu
Francesca De Chirico
Agata Grzybowska
Artur Gutowski
Anna Ivantsova
Filip Jakubowski
Dominika Jaruga
Karolina Jonderko
Pawel Laczny
Krystian Maj
Rafal Siderski
Farzad Soleimani
Alexander Vasukovich
Anastasia Vlasova
Dawid Zielinski

We are excited to meet & work together in Warsaw!

Announcing the 2018 Nikon-Noor academy masterclasses

Nikon Europe and the NOOR Foundation are excited to announce the program of the 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy. The Academy will launch a new series of free-of-charge masterclasses for young, aspiring and talented documentary photographers in Poland, Sweden and Belgium.

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During each of the four-day trainings, 15 participants, together with three NOOR photographers will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories. The Nikon-NOOR 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. 

Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the masterclass 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. Below you will find more information on each masterclass.

 

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 masterclass is led by a diverse and unique combination of three NOOR 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 2018 NOOR-Nikon Academy. Calls are now open for the masterclasses in Poland, Sweden & Belgium.

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Poland Masterclass:

Deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Sweden Masterclass:

Deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

Apply here

 

Call for Applications for NOOR-Nikon Belgium Masterclass.

Deadline to apply is 29th January 2018.

Apply here

 

For any questions please contact education@noorimages.com.

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.”

 

   – Bogdan Chesaru, Romania (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Bucharest, Romania)

 

“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!”

 

   – Ozge Sebzeci, Turkey (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Istanbul, Turkey)

 

“The masterclass helped to draw an overall picture of my career. The experiences shared by NOOR helps to make a long-term plan.”

 

   – Elyor Nematov, Kyrgyzstan (NOOR-Nikon Masterclass, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

If you would like to be added to our education mailing list please email education@noorimages.comwith the subject line “Subscribe NOOR Education” with the following information:

 

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Announcing participants of Nikon-NOOR France visual journalism workshop in Bayeux

The participants, six male photographers and six female photographers from 10 different countries, were selected from over 60 applicants. We thank all the candidates for sending us their applications and portfolios. The selected twelve are:

Svetlana Bulatova

Rebecca Conway

Farbod Firoozi

Julie Franchet

Nick Jaussi

Marjan Kochak Yazdi

Daniela Koenig

Seif Kousmate

Emilienne Malfatto

Milutin Markovic

Vilhelm Stockstad

Nicola Zolin

 

The workshop will take place in Bayeux, France, from 3 to 7 October, coinciding with the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados prize meeting and festival for war correspondents. Organized since 1994, this an annual event that pays tribute to and brings together journalists working in precarious conditions whom enable the public free access to information.

During the five-day program, NOOR photographers and agency co-founders Pep Bonet (ES) and Kadir van Lohuizen (NL) will share key insights, experiences and tools to help workshop participants develop their own long term transmedia projects. The program includes one on one portfolio reviews with each tutor, group editing sessions, along with presentations and discussions covering everything from transmedia project conception, budget development and production, to collaboration and dissemination. Tuition and meals during the workshop are free through the generous support of Nikon France.

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Open call for applications: tuition-free workshop with Pep Bonet & Kadir van Lohuizen

Developing your Transmedia & Long-term Project: a Workshop with Pep Bonet & Kadir van Lohuizen (NOOR)

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With 2017 marking the 10th anniversary of NOOR Images and the 100th anniversary of Nikon, together we celebrate our continued collaboration. On this occasion NOOR Images and the Nikon France Pro Department invite visual journalists and documentary photographers to apply for the 2017 NOOR-Nikon visual journalism workshop – Developing your Transmedia & Long-term Project with Pep Bonet and Kadir van Lohuizen.

 

The workshop will take place in Bayeux, France, from 3 to 7 October, coinciding with the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados prize meeting and festival for war correspondents. Organized since 1994, this is an annual event that pays tribute to and brings together journalists working in precarious conditions whom enable the public free access to information. The workshop program will make this most of this context, integrating special events from the program and connecting workshop participants to the inspirational and important network of attendees.

 

The workshop is open to young and aspiring visual journalists, including those intending to work in conflict zones and potentially dangerous environments, as well as those interested in developing a transmedia practice.

 

During the five-day program (see below), NOOR photographers and agency co-founders Pep Bonet (ES) and Kadir van Lohuizen (NL) will share key insights, experiences and tools to help workshop participants develop their own long term transmedia projects. The program includes one on one portfolio reviews with each tutor, group editing sessions, along with presentations and discussions covering everything from transmedia project conception, budget development and production, to collaboration and dissemination.

 

Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the workshop with a body of work they are currently editing, working on and/or thinking about how to share with audiences. The workshop will be an intense, intimate, creative, productive and inspiring experience. Participants will come away from it not only with new knowledge, ideas, tools and motivation, but also with a new network of colleagues – all of which will push their projects and practice further.

 

Where: Place Gauquelin-Despallieres, Bayeux, France during the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados prize meeting and festival for war correspondents.

 

Who: 7-12 participants

 

KEY DATES

 

Workshop: 3-7 October 2017

Deadline to Apply: 20 August 2017, 11:59pm (CET)

Notification of Selection: 5 September 2017

 

THE TUTORS

 

Pep Bonet (Spain, 1974) 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 known 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, the Horbach Award in 2015, and has won three World Press Photo Awards in 2007, 2009 and 2013. Pep frequently lectures on photography, multimedia and film, and lives in Mallorca, Spain.

 

Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands, 1963) 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.

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM OUTLINE

 

3 October, Tuesday: Day One

Afternoon

• Welcome from Nikon France & NOOR

• Outline workshop program

• Participant introductions

• Visit festival exhibitions together

• Pep Bonet presentation & discussion: going from stills to film & mixing medias

Evening

• Welcome dinner

 

4 October, Wednesday: Day Two

Morning

• Kadir van Lohuizen presentation & discussion: pre-production and planning a transmedia project

• One on one portfolio reviews – each participant will have reviews from both Kadir & Pep

Afternoon

• Continue one on one portfolio reviews

• Pep presentation & discussion: production & technique on a budget

 

5 October, Thursday: Day Three

Morning

• Pep & Kadir presentation & discussion on their collaborative transmedia project on human trafficking, gaining access and interviews.

• Editing participants’ work in small groups

Afternoon

• Continue small groups editing session

• Kadir presentation on project proposals & pitching

• Participants work on final presentations with tutors available for feedback

 

6 October, Friday: Day Four

Morning

• Guest speaker journalist Lucas Menget (RadioFrance, Canal+, FRANCE 24 & more) will present & discuss his experience, projects and work with NOOR and Upfront

• Participants final projected presentations

Afternoon

• Recap on final presentations

• Kadir and Pep presentation & discussion: covering conflict and ethics.

• Kadir and Pep final presentation & discussion: dissemination and reaching your audience: editorial, film, exhibition, digital platforms

Evening

• Nikon party

 

7 October, Saturday: Day Five

Morning

• Visit to observe Prix Bayeux-Calvados jury in action

Afternoon

• Book signing with Pep

Evening

• Prix Bayeux-Calvados Awards ceremony at Chapitteau, followed by the Awards Dinner

 

PRACTICALITIES

 

Tuition and meals during the workshop are free through the generous support of Nikon France. There cost of the accommodation package is EUR 350. 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 6 October and the awards ceremony on 7 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 and hard drive to show, share and store 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.

 

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

 

Complete the Application Form, including your motivation (200 words maximum), relevant work experience (200 words maximum), relevant education & trainings experience (200 words maximum) & a description of the project you are currently working on (200 words maximum).


The form will also prompt you to submit an image portfolio which must be submitted as a PDF and include the following:

> No more than 40 images in total including:

   > At least one photo story (minimum 8 images, maximum 20 images)

   > No more than 8 single images (images which are not part of a photo story)

> All images should be accompanied by a short caption including the date the photo was made

> For any photo story, please include a title and short introduction

 

There are also fields for applicants to include up to three Vimeo links for video

 

The application deadline is 11:59pm CET, Sunday, 20 August 2017

 

Organized with the generous support of Nikon France.

Announcing participants of kazakhstan documentary photography training program

Together with Soros Foundation KazakhstanNOOR Education is happy to announce the ten participants selected for the 2017 Kazakhstan NOOR-SFK Documentary Photography Training Program.

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The program has been developed to encourage and support photojournalists, documentary photographers and visual storytellers from Kazakhstan. Over the course of the program, participants will develop a social-interest photo story under the guidance of Tanya HabjouqaSebastian Liste and NOOR Alumni – Timur Karpov, Elyor Nematov and Daria Tuminas. The training will include online sessions and field work during August and September to prepare participants for the intensive four-day workshop taking place in Almaty from 12 to 15 October 2017.

 

The participants, six male photographers and four female photographers, were selected from over 50 applicants from Kazakhstan. We thank all candidates for sending over their applications and all the time you have spent on your portfolio. The selected ten are: 

 

Oleg Bitner

Timur Epov

Maria Grinkevich

Bahtiyar Kelis

Viktoriya Li

Bek Maratov

Sanat Ongarbaev

Vladimir Tretyakov

Lyailya Turlybekova

 

The training program is free-of-cost for participants and it is made possible through the generous support of Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project, with additional support from Nikon Kazakhstan and through partnership with MediaNet.