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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nikon-noor academy in brussels, belgium

[educational projects]

Between the 19th to 22nd of March 2018, the Nikon-NOOR Masterclass took place at GeoPolis, Brussels. Sixteen visual storytellers…


nikon-noor academy in stockholm, sweden

[educational projects]

Between the 12th to the 15th of March 2018, the Nikon-NOOR Masterclass took place at Fotografiska. Fifteen young visual…


nikon-noor academy in warsaw, poland

[educational projects]

Between the 26th of February and the 1st of March 2018, the Nikon-NOOR Workshop took place at Studio Bank. This…


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…