Nikon-NOOR Academy


 

The NOOR Foundation is concerned with the encouragement and support of young photojournalists and documentary photographers around the world and particularly in areas where access to photography education is scarce. We facilitate educational initiatives – workshops, masterclasses, seminars, lectures, mentorship, school visits and other educational activities – in close collaboration with educational institutions, sponsor partners and NOOR’s professional photographers, all experienced teachers and lecturers. Through our ongoing partnership with Nikon we have offer Masterclasses around the world since 2009. To realize our projects we seek the collaboration of NGOs and foundations, and the financial support of grants, subsidies and sponsor partnerships.

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 350 students from more than 80 different countries and counting.

 

Sofia, BULGARIA

2019

Torino, Italy

2018

Zurich, SWITZERLAND

2018

Budapest, Hungary

2018

It was an amazing experience that will stay with me forever. I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity. [...] It was the most intense training that I had so far, which I think is great. I was thinking about photography 24/7 and this is the most important thing and the only way to learn the most.
— Nik Neubauer, Nikon-NOOR Academy in Budapest, 2018

Warsaw, POLAND

2018

Stockholm, SWEDEN

2018

Everything was useful, but the most valuable to me has been to learn a bit how to organize the legal and administrative side of this job which can be so mysterious if you don’t collaborate with any agency. To share this really means to educate people to the work of photography because it gives a common way to organize, well exploit and protect our outputs.
— Lavinia Parlamenti, Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in Brussels, 2018

Brussels, BELGIUM

2018

Paris, FRANCE

2017

Berlin, Germany

2017

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

2017

Manchester, United Kingdom

2017

It has been a delightful experience, the level of experience NOOR photographers had were infectious and really motivated me now to push myself to create the best work possible
— Tory Ho, Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in Manchester, 2017

Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN

2017 Nikon-SFK Documentary Photography Training Program

Almaty, KazakhstaN

2016

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

Absolutely exciting, extremely wonderful, maybe even perfect! [...] Very important experience!
— Participant at the Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in Belgrade, 2015
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Belgrade, Serbia

2015

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Istanbul, Turkey

2014

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Bayeux, France

2013

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Tunis, Tunisia

2013

Cape town, South Africa

2012

 
The workshop is inspiring in so many levels. From concepts to technique, even my personal opinions have been changed. It has been a real honor to have been working with NOOR photographers. It is amazing how they shared all their knowledge with us. It will help me to redefine myself as a photographer. Knowing why I photograph something will become the main reason for taking on a project in my career as a photographer.
— Wikas de Wet, Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in Cape Town, 2012

Bucharest, Romania

2011

St. Petersburg, Russia

2010

 
The workshop was a one-in-a-million experience for me. It has been a great week and I hope that it will happen again so that the world will be able to see more of the photographic talent in Africa.
— Julius Mwelu, Nikon-NOOR Masterclass in Lagos, 2009

Lagos, Nigeria

2009


 
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The Nikon-NOOR Academy is graciously supported by Nikon Europe