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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kazakhstan documentary photography training program

[educational projects]

The 2017 Kazakhstan NOOR-SFK Documentary Photography Training Program was developed to encourage and support photographers from Kazakhstan to develop…


nikon-noor academy in manchester

[educational projects]

Between 30 March and 2 April 2017, the Nikon-NOOR Workshop took place in Manchester. This workshop is part of…

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nikon-noor academy in paris

[educational projects]

Between 20 to 23 March 2017, the Nikon-NOOR Workshop took place Paris. This workshop is part of the Nikon-NOOR…

Kadir van Lohuizen : NOOR BER WS 2017

nikon-noor academy in berlin

[educational projects]

Between 7 and 10 March 2017, the Nikon-NOOR Workshop took place at C/O Berlin in Germany. This workshop is…