noor-fotogram weekend workshops


NOOR & Fotogram are teaming up again with a new series of weekend workshops in Amsterdam.


In summer you can join two-day workshop with Alixandra Fazzina - “Build your own portfolio”



Building your Portfolio

Workshop with Alixandra Fazzina

15-16 July 2017



How to build successful & compelling portfolio? How it should look like and what options do exist? During this weekend workshop with Alixandra Fazzina participants will learn how to edit themed portfolios, make portfolios for project proposals and write accompanying texts.


Selected participants will work on preparatory shooting assignment.


Alixandra Fazzina (UK) is a photographer whose work focuses on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. Studying Fine Art, she began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then, she has worked independently as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In 2010 Alixandra was recognized as the winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her fearless and tireless dedication to humanitarian photography throughout her career. Alixandra is the author of “A Million Shillings – Escape From Somalia” (Trolley) which follows the often deadly journey on people smuggling routes from the Horn of Africa. Her long-term project The Flowers of Afghanistan, documents the journeys of Afghan children seeking refuge in Europe.


In addition to her photography and writing, Alixandra has worked as researcher and producer for broadcast media and is regular contributor for radio. 

Alixandra regularly teaches masterclasses and workshops around the world for organisations that have included World Press Photo, Reporters Without Borders and The Royal Photographic Society. She lectures in art, photography and media at photography and literature festivals and at on under and post graduate programmes at universities.


Alixandra is currently based in London.




Early-bird deadline:  28 May 2017, 23:59 CET

Application deadline: 18 June 2017 23:59 CET

Shooting assignment: 19 June – 14 July 2017

Workshop dates: 15-16 July 2017




The number of participants is limited to 10

The workshop will be held in English




Discounted fee – EUR 545 (only 5 spots available) inclusive VAT

Regular enrollment – EUR 595 inclusive VAT




  • Technical knowledge of your camera
  • Good command of English
  • Interest in photography 






Photo: ©Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR


Editing: selection & sequencing

Workshop with Kadir van Lohuizen

6-7 May 2017



In this workshop participants will discuss, share & learn about image selection & sequencing. Selected participants will be asked to do a preparatory shooting assignment on theme Amsterdam Now and bring their wide edits of the results with them to the workshop to compose into a visual narrative and documentary photo story.


NOOR member photographer Kadir van Lohuizen will lead participants to show them craft of editing and refining a visual story – moving beyond technique to focus on image selection, sequencing & narrative. He will also discuss how to build the storyboard for a series.


Activities will include presentations on related projects by Kadir, preparatory shooting assignment & group reviews with Kadir.


One participant will be selected to showcase their visual story at Naarden Festival-OFF 2017.




Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands) 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.





  • Application deadline: April 16
  • The number of participants is limited to 10
  • The workshop will be held in Dutch (if needed in English)  



Discounted fee – EUR 545 (only 5 spots available) inclusive VAT

* Discounted fee is applicable for first 5 inscriptions or for enrollment for both workshops in the NOOR-Fotogram series: workshop with Kadir van Lohuizen and workshop with Alixandra Fazzina (see teaser below)


Regular fee – EUR 595 inclusive VAT




  • Technical knowledge of your camera
  • Good command of Dutch / English
  • Interest in visual storytelling 

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