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.


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tbilisi photo festival workshop for female photographers led by alixandra fazzina

[educational projects]

From 21 to 24 September 2016, Alixandra Fazzina led an intense workshop for female photographers in Tbilisi, Georgia. It…


indonesian erasmus huis fellowship amsterdam 2016

[educational projects]

The annual Erasmus Huis Fellowship is a residency and mentorship program for promising young Indonesian photojournalists. Each year the fellow…


noor-nikon masterclass in almaty

[educational projects]

Between March and April 2016, the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Fourteen young and aspiring…

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noor-nikon masterclass in amsterdam

[educational projects]

In November 2015, the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fourteen young and aspiring documentary…