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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bayeux masterclass

[educational projects]

In October 2013 the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Conflict Photography took place in Bayeux, France as a part of the ‘Rencontres…

tunis masterclass

[educational projects]

In March 2013 the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography took place in Tunis, Tunisia. Fourteen young professional photographers hailing…

visual storytelling in an open society

[educational projects]

Between March and October 2012, the NOOR Foundation in collaboration with Al-liquindoi Workshops and the Contemporary Image Collective organized…

framing the future cairo

[educational projects]

The NOOR Foundation in collaboration with ItF and the Cairo-based Contemporary Image Collective organized a working conference in Cairo,…