kazakhstan documentary photography training program

The 2017 Kazakhstan NOOR-SFK Documentary Photography Training Program was developed to encourage and support photographers from Kazakhstan to develop their skills in documentary photography & visual storytelling. Over the course of the program, nine participants selected through an open call for applications were mentored & taught by NOOR photographers Tanya Habjouqa, Sebastian Liste, together with NOOR Alumni Timur Karpov, Elyor Nematov & Daria Tuminas. The program was moderated by NOOR’s Education Director, Asmara Pelupessy.

 

Participants & tutors came together for an intensive workshop in Almaty between 12 to 15 October 2017. During these days, participants shared their portfolios & projects with tutors, listened to & discussed tutor presentations on practical & creative issues, developing their project concepts & pitches throughout. On 13 October, we opened the doors to the training with a public lecture from Tanya & Sebastián & special NOOR 10th Anniversary screening at KIMEP University.

 

The training program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Soros Foundation Kazakhstan & Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project, with additional support from Nikon Kazakhstan & through partnership with MediaNet.

 

Below you can have a peak at the participants’ work. Click here for a short clip about the program.

 

Slideshow photos by Timur Epov, Danil Usmanov & Yerzhan Kurmanbay.

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participants

Oleg Bitner

Timur Epov

Maria Grinkevich

Bahtiyar Kelis 

Viktoriya Li

Bek Maratov

Sanat Ongarbaev

Vladimir Tretyakov

Lyailya Turlybekova

impressions

"This was better than any of my previous photography education because of the immersion and the energy that both trainers and managers put in it."

 

"I never had any formal training before, these four days made a tremendous impact on me."

 

"I gained understanding about in what direction I want to move. I came away understanding how to promote my work and got a lot of ideas through discussions and group work."

 

"Magical, this workshop was the best one in my life."

Lyailya Turlybekova

NOOR

Lyailya Turlybekova was born 1989 in Kazakhstan. Working as an artist in different media, her interest…

Vladimir Tretyakov

NOOR

Vladimir Tretyakov is a photojournalist spotlighting social, economic and political themes. He also works…

Sanat Ongarbaev

NOOR

Sanat Ongarbaev is a documentary photography who was born in Kazakhstan in 1982. His…

Bek Maratov

NOOR

Bek Maratov is a freelance photographer based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He became interested in photography…

Viktoriya Li

NOOR

Viktoriya Li works as a full-time journalist and a part-time photojournalist. She is an…

Maria Grinkevich

NOOR

Maria Grinkevich was born 1981 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She is a lawyer and a freelance…

Timur Epov

NOOR

Timur Epov is a self-taught documentary photographer living in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He first began…

Oleg Bitner

NOOR

Oleg Bitner was born April 29th,1971 in Kazakhstan. In 2003, he started his career as a…

Kelis Bahtiyar

NOOR

Kelis Bahtiyar was born December 18th, 1996 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He became interested in…