We are excited to announce the tutors for 2017 Nikon-NOOR Academy Workshop in Manchester, the UK from 28 February to 3 March 2017:
NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists living and/or working in the UK to submit their applications before 29 January 2017. The workshop is free of charge. Read more about the workshop and how to apply here.
Tanya Habjouqa is a documentary photographer specializing in gender, social, and human rights issues in the Middle East. She approaches her subjects with sensitivity and an eye for the absurd. She is the author of Occupied Pleasures, heralded by TIME magazine and the Smithsonian as one of the best photo books of 2015 (winning a World Press Photo award in 2014). She was the recipient of the Magnum Foundation 2013 Emergency Fund, and mentors grantees from across the Arab region for their “Arab Photographer Documentary Fund” with the Prince Claus Foundation and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Tanya is a founding member of Rawiya, the first all female photo collective of the Middle East. She lectures ‘Narrative/ National Identity in Photography’ at Al Quds Bard University.
Robin Hammond is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects.
He was the recipient of the W.Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, a World Press Photo prize, the Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award and four Amnesty International awards for Human Rights journalism. In 2013 he won the FotoEvidence Book Award for Documenting Social Injustice and the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. Robin is the founder of Witness Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to advance humans rights through highly visual storytelling. His work appears in magazines, newspapers, television and social media. He is currently based in Manchester, UK.
Asim Rafiqui is an independent photojournalist who has reported from Haiti, Japan, India, Pakistan, USA, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Sweden and Ukraine among other places. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, he moved to New York in 1984 to study engineering at Columbia University. He was the recipient of an Open Society Fellowship and has since 2012 been using a variety of media to present a more nuanced and personal perspective on the issue of access to justice in Pakistan. Previously, Asim was a Fulbright Fellow to India, where he worked on ‘The Idea of India’, a project that looked at India’s heritage of cultural and religious pluralism and syncretism. For this project he was also a recipient of an Aftermath Grant. Asim also received a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant and a Magnum EF Grant. He authors the photography blog The Spinning Head.