Last days to apply: Tanya Habjouqa teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019

"You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - The Matrix

Tanya Habjouqa will teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019 from February 4th to 9th, a workshop designed to clear any creative blocks and help you dive headfirst into your project.

Tanya Habjouqa will take your mental process and approach to documentary work into uncharted territories of personal narrative liberation. In other words, you are choosing the red pill.

Worskhop with Tanya Habjouqa in San Francisco, USA: Intimacy of Place and Tools of Telling

Together with NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa, explore the ways you can move beyond linear narrative to create to create a felt experience for your audience. Explore critical theory around issues of representation, community engagement, participatory approaches, and the ethical considerations of using storytelling as a tool for social change.

Link here to the call for applications: http://bit.ly/2CsIMEN

The 4-day workshop will focus on:

  • exploring what motivates your photographic practice
  • defining your project and approach
  • expanding research and access
  • storytelling and photographic strategies
  • photography as “writing”

CLASS SIZE

10 students

MEETING DATES

Thursday, February 28 - Sunday, March 3, 2019 All classes meet from 9 AM to 5 PM in the SF Camerawork Conference Room

 Jordan, 2013

KILL ME INSTEAD! Fadia, 19, traces cracks in the walls of her rented apartment as she describes the death of her father. After returning home from his job as a construction laborer, shortly before the dawn prayer, he collapsed right away onto his bed, dusting the sheets with the debris that fell from his work clothes. Not long after, the shabiha (pro-regime militia) burst into their home and shot him, execution style, in the head. He had barely woken up. When Fadia?s little brother wailed in fear, the guns were turned on him. Fadia screamed, ?Kill me instead!? Both were spared. She now lives with her aunt on the outskirts of Amman in a crowded one-bedroom apartment with fifteen extended family members. They survive by digging through trash containers and finding remnants of bread to dry and sell to herders. This earns them a couple of dollars a day.

Tanya Habjouqa / NOOR

Andrea Bruce | Our Democracy at the National Geographic Storytellers Summit 2019

Andrea Bruce presented her latest long-term project Our Democracy at the National Geographic Storytellers Summit 2019. Watch her talk now here: https://youtu.be/KI29wM1kzVM?t=11929

You can also discover more about her project Our Democracy on her website and instagram feed.

Kadir van Lohuizen | BBC World Service Podcast

Listen now to Kadir van Lohuizen speaking on the first episode of the BBC World Service 3 part podcast series "The History of Wastefulness" that investigates how poor waste management across the world has led to a garbage emergency.

Link the podcast: https://bbc.in/2MgVDyv

 Nigeria, Lagos, 27 January 2017

A man carries a huge back of pet bottles collected for recycling at the Olusosun landfill.
The Olusosun landfill in Lagos receives between 3-5000 tons per day and is about 45 ha in size. About 5000 scavengers work here and often also live. They collect anything that is recyable like plastics, textiles, electronics, paper etc. The problem is that the landfill is full and the city wants to close it down. The question is where it will go, there are no incinerators and the infrastructure to formally recycle is lacking. There is one other landfill, but it needs to close as well.

Remarkable is that the landfills in Lagos smell less compared to other landfills in the world: Nigerians throw away less food, because they either finish their plate or feed it to the animals.

Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR

NOOR showcases 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Second Session Students' Projects

NOOR is proud to share the projects of 2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Second Session students.

NOOR visual-storytellers Benedicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde, Francesco Zizola, Sebastian Liste, Jon Lowenstein, Tanya Habjouqa, Kadir van Lohuizen and Leonard Pongo led 49 students in the masterclasses held in Italy, Hungary and Switzerland. During four intensive days of the Nikon-NOOR Academy, each group reviewed and shared their portfolios, listened to presentations by the photographers, held in-depth discussions on practical and creative issues, and edited their visual stories.

The masterclasses have been made possible thanks to the generous support of Nikon Europe.

 

Italy

2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Second Session

Participants in Italy:


Alessia Rollo
Camilla Ferrari
Camilla Piana
Camillo Pasquarelli
Elias Holzknecht
Elisabetta Zavoli
Emilienne Malfatto
Francesca Volpi
Giulia Frigieri
Lucas Bäuml
Marco Tiberio
Michele Spatari
Stefano Sbrulli
Valeria Cherchi

 

Participants in Hungary:


Aleksandra Bardas
Andras Polgar
Andrea Alai
Elena Anosova
Elipe Mahe
Istvan Bielik
Istvan Juhasz
Jeanne Frank
Marton Monus
Nik Neubauer
Pavel Bogolepov
Pavel Nasadil
Pavlo Bishko
Stanislava Novgorodtseva
Tamas Soki
Viktoryia Gerasimava
Zsolt Balazs
Zuzana Gogova

Hungary

2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Second Session

 

Switzerland

2018 Nikon-NOOR Academy Second Session


Participants in Switzerland:


Anne Ackermann
Charlotte Hooij
Claudia Schildknecht
Florian Spring
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
Kristina Steiner
Lukas Kreibig
Marion Bernet
Matthieu Zellweger
Meinrad Schade
Nadia Natascha Horsted-Narejo
Nathalie Taiana
Nicholas Constant
Olivia Sasse
Ronald Pizzoferrato
Tamina-Florentine Zuch
Tim Rod

Tanya Habjouqa | Tutor at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019

"You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - The Matrix

Tanya Habjouqa will teaching at Gulf Photo Plus Week 2019 from February 4th to 9th, a workshop designed to clear any creative blocks and help you dive headfirst into your project.

Tanya Habjouqa will take your mental process and approach to documentary work into uncharted territories of personal narrative liberation. In other words, you are choosing the red pill.

Gulf Photo Plus has also graciously offering a scholarship to emerging photographers and artists from the MENA, SouthEast Asia and Africa region for a space in Tanya Habjouqa's documentary photography workshop at GPP Photo Week 2019.

Find the link to the scholarship here: https://bit.ly/2CvbBAf

The idea behind this scholarship is to provide the education, mentorship and an opportunity to connect with like minded photographers and artists to young, emerging photographers in the regions that have limited opportunities for a workshop like this.

Preference is given to applicants who have a body of work in progress or an idea for a strong and compelling project related to the social issues of our region.

The deadline for the application is Jan 8, 2019. Tanya along with GPP will review the applicants' submissions.

Pep Bonet tests the latest Nikon Z7 Camera

Nikon European Ambassador Pep Bonet tested out and reviewed the latest Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera at Wacken Open Air Heavy Metal Festival, on the latest FStoppers. He was one of the first in Europe to test out the Nikon Z7 and S-line NIKKOR Z lenses.

Read now the full review here: https://bit.ly/2VWJvqB

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NOOR December Newsletter is out now!

Our December Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest work at NOOR, as well as education opportunities, and all the upcoming exhibitions!