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.
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.
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.
We are delighted to announce the participants selected for the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy, which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We would sincerely like to thank all the people who sent forward their applications and congratulate the photographers who will participate to the masterclasses.
Mihaela Aroyo, Bulgaria
Marina Byanova, Bulgaria
Sonya Gencheva, Bulgaria
Katja Goljat, Slovenia
Rosina Pencheva, Bulgaria
Rossena Petcova, Bulgaria
Sergieva Spasiyana, Bulgaria
Marjan Yazdi, Iran
Georgi Kozhuharov, Bulgaria
Stoyan Nikolaev, Bulgaria
Aleksandar Nikolov, Bulgaria
Hristo Rusev, Bulgaria
Anastas Tarpanov, Bulgaria
Vladimir Zivojinovic, Serbia
Andras Zoltai, Hungary
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.
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.
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Nina Berman, Kadir 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.
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.
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.
Location: Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
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
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