NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young photographers living and/or working in UK to submit their applications for selection for the free NOOR-Nikon Academy workshop taking place in Manchester, UK from 30 March to 2 April 2017.
Workshop: 30 March – 2 April 2017
Deadline to Apply: 29 January 2017, 11:59pm (GMT)
Notification of Selection: 15 February 2017
Fee: Free of charge
During the four-day workshop, 15 participants, together with three NOOR member photographers - Asim Rafiqui, Tanya Habjouqa & Robin Hammond - will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories. Participants can look forward to intensive communication with NOOR photographers and their peers on subjects ranging from how to develop and edit a photographic story or project, to the nuances of the international photo market. The workshop is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, further develop personal vision, strengthen ongoing projects and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.
The workshop is free of charge and includes lunch. Please note that travel, accommodation and additional meals are not covered and should be arranged by individual participants. The workshop will take place at Ziferblat: 423 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW, UK.
The workshop will be focused around developing, editing, refining and presenting/disseminating a visual documentary series, story and/or project. Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the workshop with a body of work they are currently developing, editing, working on and/or thinking about how to share with audiences. Thus, applicants are encouraged to include this work and indicate what they want to explore in relation to the work in their application portfolio and motivation statement.
Photo from Nikon-NOOR Bayeux Masterclass 2015
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.
HOW TO APPLY
• Age: 18 to 35 years old
• English fluency (the workshop will be conducted in English)
• Good technical understanding of your camera equipment
- Complete Application Form, including your photographic background & interests (200 words maximum), motivation (500 words maximum) & CV (two pages maximum)
- The form will also prompt you to submit an image portfolio of work made within the last five years in the form of a PDF. This portfolio must include the following:
- At least one photo story (minimum 8 images)
- Maximum 30 images total
- No more than 8 single images (images which are not part of a photo story)
- All images should be accompanied by a concise caption
- For any photo story, please include a brief introduction
For more information contact NOOR Education via email@example.com or give us a call at +31.20.6060.780