Nina Berman | Q&A in Nikon UK's "Stories To Be Told"

For Nikon Ambassador and NOOR visual-storyteller Nina Berman answered questions about her project on eating competitions in the US for Nikon UK's Stories To Be Told.

 
© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR

We’re consuming ourselves to the point of suffocation and for some reason we see this as entertaining.
— Nina Berman

Benedicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde | Land of Ibeji featured in De Volkskrant and Culture Trip

The photographic project "Land of Ibeji" by NOOR visual-storytellers Sanne De Wilde and Benedicte Kurzen was featured in De Volkskrant and Culture Trip magazine's "The Gender and Identity" Issue, which launched on 4 July. The magazine is available at Tube and train stations in London, airports, hotels, cafés and cultural hubs in London and other major UK cities.

© Sanne De Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen

© Sanne De Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen

Alixandra Fazzina | Interview with NZZ about Yemini seeking refuge in Somalia and Djibouti

In NZZ, Alixandra Fazzina talks about her long-term project on the transfer of people between the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Somalia and Djibouti have long been a kind of springboard for African migrants who want to reach the rich Arab countries via Yemen. Now this human stream intersects with that of the war refugees from Yemen.

© Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

© Alixandra Fazzina / NOOR

Pep Bonet | Winner of the 2019 Worldwide Dunkerbeck Windspeed Speed Challenge

NOOR's Pep Bonet has won the Bonaire 2019 Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Worldwide Challenge, with an average speed of 41,26 knots / 76,41km/h (average speed over 500m). Follow Pep Bonet's year long journey to beat the speed world record in Luderitz Speed Challenge, Namibia and his preparation on his Instagram and Facebook page.

© Sebastian Liste / NOOR

© Sebastian Liste / NOOR

Announcing the participants for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Bulgaria

We are delighted to announce the participants selected for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The tutors for this masterclass are Nina Berman, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen.

We would sincerely like to thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate to the masterclasses.

Arctic: New Frontier at the Festival L'Homme et la Mer

We are pleased to invite you to the Festival L'Homme et la Mer in Guilvinec, France, where the project "Arctic: New Frontier" by Kadir van Lohuizen and Yuri Kozyrev will be exhibitied. The photographers documented the irreversible impact climate change has had on the entire Arctic territory.

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This project has been awarded the 9th Prix Carmignac for Photojournalism, supported by the Carmignac Foundation.

Announcing the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy

The NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the 2019 series of Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclasses. The first of the new series of masterclasses with free tuition will take place in Bulgaria 15-18 July, and the dates for Austria and Spain will be announced in September.

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During each of the four-day trainings, 15 selected participants will work together with three NOOR authors as their tutors, to share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to create more impactful visual stories. NOOR and the NOOR Foundation are committed to encouraging aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Masterclasses are provided free of charge for all participants, made possible with the continued support of Nikon Europe.

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Zurich © Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Zurich © Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

All masterclasses are open to young and emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities and locations within Europe.  We highly encourage visual storytellers from Bulgaria, Austria and Spain to apply to their local country’s masterclass.

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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Nina BermanKadir van Lohuizen and Bénédicte Kurzen.
Dates: 15 - 18 July 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, June 9 2019, 23:59 CET

Open to all young & emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities. We highly encourage applications from Bulgarian photographers. There are no age restrictions, however the masterclass is more suited for emerging photographers at a early/mid career stage. Applicants are required a basic knowledge of English as the masterclass will take place in English.

Artist Residency | RIO Project

 
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We are proud to announce that the RIO Project has organized a residency program in Copenhagen, during the Copenhagen Photo Festival. NOOR photographer Andrea Bruce (@andreabruce) is one of the four chosen artists who will be participating in the program.

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© Andrea Bruce / NOOR

The residency is an opportunity for the participating photographers to meet photographers participating in the RIO Project, as well as photographers exhibiting at the festival. The four photographers will educate selected emerging artists, and gain insight into Danish culture and cultural identity through visiting a number of Danish photography-related institutions.

All in all, a promising programme has been set up, keep an eye for the progress through our website and Instagram.

Andrea Bruce | Upcoming Talks

On June 1st, Andrea Bruce will speaking about her current longterm project spanning across America, "Our Democracy", at The Focus on the Story Photo Festival 2019. After spending the last 15 years outside of the U.S., working mostly in the Middle East and Afghanistan, Andrea Bruce is now living in the U.S. and is traveling to small towns and communities across the country to document forms of democracy.

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Local police fight opioid addiction.

Location: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Nina Berman | Upcoming Talks

Nina Berman will be speaking about “An Autobiography of Miss Wish" at the 2nd Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium in Berkeley, California on May 3rd, 2019.

Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Berkeley, CA 9470 , United States

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© Nina Berman / NOOR

© Nina Berman / NOOR

A few weeks later, on May 25th, Nina Berman will open heartedly share her collaborative project "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" again, at DOC Festival in Norway.

Location: DOC19, Fredrikstad, Norway