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Nikon-NOOR Academy | Applications open for the 2019 Masterclasses in Austria and Spain

Nikon Europe and the NOOR Foundation are delighted to announce that applications for the 2019 series of Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Spain and Austria are now open!

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The Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Vienna, Austria, will take place from October 14 to October 17, and the Nikon-NOOR Academy in Barcelona, Spain from November 11 to November 14.

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 Austria and Spain to apply to their local country’s masterclass. 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. To apply to the Nikon-NOOR Academy, please apply through our Picter Call For Applications page (links below).


Please contact us at education@noorimages.com for any questions regarding the masterclass or to promote the Nikon-NOOR Academy.


Location: Vienna, Austria
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Sanne De Wilde, Pep Bonet, and Andrea Bruce
Dates: 14 - 17 October 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 8th 2019, 23:59 CET


Location: Barcelona, Spain
Fee: Free of Charge
Tutors: Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste and Jon Lowenstein
Dates: 11 - 14 November 2019
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 8th 2019, 23:59 CET


 
 

To power the Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass applications, we teamed up with our partner Picter, an online platform hosting contests, call for applications as well as tools for professional image-makers simply their workflow. Find out more about their platform here.

Kadir van Lohuizen | Rising Tide at the Maritime Museum

Kadir van Lohuizen's long-term project on the sea level rise will be exhibited at the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Rising Sea Levels project is designed to highlight both the immense complexities associated with in-island and inter-island/country movement, as well as the specific human rights implications involved with such involuntary movements.

 
I have been looking at the global consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change. Today, no one any longer doubts that glaciers the world over are retreating, and even more worryingly that Greenland and Antartica are melting at an increasing pace.
— Kadir van Lohuizen
 
© Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR

© Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR

Date: October 4, 2019—May 10, 2020
Location: Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Benedicte Kurzen & Sanne De Wilde | Land of Ibeji at the 2019 World Press Photo Exhibition in Montreal, Canada

From August 28th to September 29th, the travelling exhibition of the World Press Photo Exhibition arrives to Montreal, Canada. Sanne De Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen will be there for the exhibition opening where they'll showcase their project "Land of Ibeji" by NOOR, that was made possible with the Nikon European Ambassador Grant.

© Esther de Jongh

© Esther de Jongh

Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir van Lohuizen | Arctic: New Frontier featured in Geo Germany and Le Figaro

The photographic project "Arctic: New Frontier" by NOOR visual-storytellers Kadir van Lohuizen and Yuri Kozyrev was featured in Geo Germany and Le Figaro magazine.

© Kadir van Lohuizen

© Kadir van Lohuizen

Kadir van Lohuizen | Member of the jury at the Slovak Press Photo photojournalism contest

NOOR's Kadir van Lohuizen is a member of the jury for the 8th edition of the SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO photojournalism contest. SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO is a contest and a subsequent photo exhibition presenting an independent and authentic visual testimony of life, as seen by journalists from Slovakia and Eastern Europe.

Bénédicte Kurzen & Sanne De Wilde | Land of Ibeji winners of the 2019 Voies Off Awards

The project "Land of Ibeji" by Bénédicte Kurzen & Sanne De Wilde won the 2019 Voies Off Awards. The Voies Off Festival gathers a selection of exhibitions and independent photographic initiatives that blossom in Arles every year for the Rencontres d'Arles.

© Sanne De Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen

© Sanne De Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen

Nikon-NOOR Academy | Bulgaria Masterclass Overview

Between July 14 to July 18, 2019, the Nikon-NOOR Academy held the Masterclass at PhotoSynthesis in Sofia, Bulgaria. This masterclass launched the Nikon-NOOR Academy in 2019, which will later take place in Spain and Austria.

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© Mihaela Aroyo


Participants

Fifteen young visual storytellers gathered for an inspiring four days of learning and sharing with NOOR photographers.

© Mihaela Aroyo / Jodi Hilton / Marina Byanova / Vladimir Zivojinovic

 

Tutors

Three NOOR visual-storytellers taught the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy in Bulgaria. The masterclass was moderated by NOOR Digital Director Pierre Mohamed-Petit.

Peatlands, Kalimantan October 2016

Bénédicte Kurzen

Nina Berman

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Kadir van Lohuizen



Do you want to be part of the long Nikon-NOOR Academy list of alumnus? Apply for our Masterclasses in Spain and Austria:

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

Bénédicte Kurzen & 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