NOOR and Nikon Europe invite young photographers living and/or working in Germany to submit their applications for selection for the 2017 free NOOR-Nikon Academy workshop taking place at C/O Berlin, Germany from 7 to 10 March 2017.
NOOR photographers Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen will lead the workshop, sharing their expertise and working together with participants to develop their visual stories and projects.
Workshop: 7 – 10 March 2017
Deadline to Apply: 15 January 2017, 11:59pm (CET)
Notification of Selection: 1 February 2017
Fee: Free of charge
During the four-day workshop, 15 participants, together with Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen and Kadir van Lohuizen 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 C/O Berlin: Hardenbergstraße 19, 10623 Berlin
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.
Yuri Kozyrev has worked as a photojournalist for the past 25 years. He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news, working before from Afghanistan and then from Iraq as contract photographer for Time Magazine. Since the beginning of 2011, Yuri has been documenting the “Arab Revolutions” and their aftermaths in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and specially Egypt and Libya. Yuri has received numerous honors for his photography, including several World Press Photo Awards, the OPC’s Oliver Rebbot Award, and the ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism, the Frontline Club Award, the Visa d’or News and the Prix Bayeux-Calvados, and he was named 2011 Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition. In 2015, Yuri covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the migrant crisis in Europe.
Bénédicte Kurzen began her photographic career when she moved to Israel in 2003, covering hard news as a freelancer in the Gaza Strip, Iraq and Lebanon. For the past ten years, Bénédicte has been covering conflicts and socio-economical changes in Africa. Her body of work “Amaqabane”, on the life of former anti-apartheid combatants was produced for prestigious World Press Joop Swart Masterclass 2008. In 2011, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center, which allowed her to produce a body of work on Nigeria, “A Nation Lost to Gods”. Her work has been screened and exhibited at Visa pour l’Image and was nominated for the Visa d’Or in 2012. After becoming a NOOR full member in 2012, she decided to move to Lagos, from where she could pursue her coverage of Africa, with a focus on Nigeria. Alongside, she became an adjunct lecturer at the American University of Nigeria in journalism.
Kadir van Lohuizen has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the rising of sea levels, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. Kadir has received numerous prizes and awards in photojournalism. In 2000 and 2002 Kadir was a jury member of the World Press Photo contest and is currently on the supervisory board of the World Press Photo foundation. Kadir is a frequent lecturer and photography teacher and is based in Amsterdam.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +31.20.6060.780
Photo from NOOR-Nikon 2016 Almaty Masterclass © Nikon Europe