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VISUAL JOURNALISM WORKSHOP 2015
NOOR and the Pro Department from Nikon France invite visual journalists and documentary photographers to apply for the 2015 NOOR-Nikon Visual Journalism Workshop in Bayeux, France, from 7 to 10 October. The workshop coincides with the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados for war correspondents from 5 to 11 October.
The NOOR-Nikon Visual Journalism Workshop is open to young and aspiring documentary photographers, including those intending to work in conflict zones and potentially dangerous environments, as well as those interested in developing a multimedia practice.
Workshop: 7–10 October 2015
Extended Deadline to Apply: Monday, 24th August 2015, 11:59pm (CET)
Notification of Selection: Tuesday, 1 September 2015
During the intensive three-day workshop, ten selected participants, together with NOOR photographers Andrea Bruce and Sebastián Liste will share experiences and expertise on how to pick up, develop, and produce stories covering conflict and human rights issues. Subjects covered will include: preproduction, research, logistics, access, safety, equipment, lighting, interviewing, and shooting for editing.
Drawing from their own experiences, Andrea and Sebastián will discuss the motivations, challenges, and responsibilities of documenting conflict and sensitive human rights situations. This workshop will be a unique opportunity to gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment, while learning how to produce impactful visual journalism.
Andrea Bruce (USA) is a documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war’s wake. The past ten years she chronicled the world’s most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. For eight years she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post and later as part of the VII Network (2010-2011). At The Post, she originated and authored a weekly column called “Unseen Iraq.” Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club in New York. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia and was a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2012 she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.” Andrea Bruce was recently named as a 2016 Nieman Fellow.
Sebastián Liste (Spain) is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to covering contemporary issues and profound cultural changes in Latin America and the Mediterranean regions. In 2010, while completing his Masters degree in Photojournalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he received the Ian Parry Scholarship for his long-term project “Urban Quilombo,” documenting extreme living conditions faced by dozens of families in an ab andoned chocolate factory in Brazil. The same year, Sebastián was named the Young Editorial Photographer of the Year at the Lucie Awards in New York. In 2013, Sebastián received a Fotopres Grant to develop a new project, which resulted in his work “On the inside: Venezuelan prisons under inmate control.” This work was exhibited at Visa pour l´Image in Perpignan in September 2014. In 2014, Sebastián received the Alexia Foundation Grant in the US to continue developing his ongoing project about crime, punishment and security in Latin America. Sebastián specializes in long-term, in-depth projects to create frameworks that reflect the social consequences of the choices made by those in power. Through visual journalism he aims to generate dialogue and collaboration between subjects and audiences, bringing different worldviews into confrontation with each other.
Tuition and meals during the workshop are free through the generous support of Nikon France. There is a required fee of EUR 250 to cover accommodation during the workshop. Nikon France and Prix Bayeux-Calvados offer workshop participants access to all professional events happening around the Rencontres Prix Bayeux-Calvados, including the Nikon party on Friday 9 October and the awards ceremony on Saturday 10 October.
Please note – all participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and expenses to and from Bayeux. Possession of a passport and travel insurance is required to apply.
Please do bring a laptop to show and share your work. It’s not necessary to bring your recording equipment, but you are welcome to do so. Nikon will provide some equipment during the workshop for demonstration and testing.
HOW TO APPLY
• Basic experience (two to three years) in documentary photography or photojournalism in professional or educational setting
• English fluency (the workshop will be conducted in English)
• Good technical understanding of your camera equipment
To apply, send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Extended deadline to receive applications is 11:59pm CET, Monday, 24 August 2015:
- A CV including your contact information (maximum 2 pages)
- Motivation letter in English (maximum 1 page), including why you want to attend and a description of your experience in journalism and documentary media
- A portfolio of maximum 30 photographs including at least one picture story (5-10 images) that demonstrates your storytelling skills. Include captions with each image and a short introduction (100 words maximum) for each picture story.
- All of the above should be sent in one PDF file not to exceed 6MB*
Please send your application to: email@example.com before midnight CET Monday, 24 August 2015.
*If sending a PDF creates a problem or diminishes the image quality, we accept links, word documents or alternative formats. Please contact us in advance for specifications.
For more information contact NOOR via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +31 20 6060 780.
The selection will be made by NOOR in close cooperation with the Nikon Pro Department from Nikon France. If you are selected you will be notified before Tuesday, 1 September 2015.
Organized with the generous support of Nikon France.
NOOR (Amsterdam): Asmara Pelupessy
Editor & Projects Director | NOOR
Phone +31 20 6060 780
www.noorimages.com | Skype: asmara-NOOR
Nikon France (Paris): Guillaume Cuvillier
Service Nikon Pro
Tel: + 18.104.22.168.45.16