noor-nikon masterclass in amsterdam

In November 2015, the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fourteen young and aspiring documentary photographers and photojournalists hailing from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland and Italy came together for a week of learning and sharing with NOOR photographers Asim RafiquiBenedicte KurzenStanley Greene, and NOOR’s editor & projects director Asmara Pelupessy. The masterclass was hosted by the cultural centre De Balie.

During the five intensive days, the group reviewed and shared their portfolios and projects, listened to presentations by the photographers, held in-depth discussions on ethical, practical, and creative issues, and edited a special assignment shot by participants for this masterclass on the theme ‘Remains.’


On this page you will find a showcase of the participants’ work.

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tutor team

Asim RafiquiBenedicte KurzenStanley Greene, and NOOR’s editor & projects director Asmara Pelupessy.

alessia capasso (be/it)


Alessia Capasso is an Italian photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based in Brussels. After…

chris grodotzki (de)


Chris Grodotzki is a multimedia journalist focusing on social conflicts and environmental issues. After working…

maja hitij (de)


Maja Hitij is a freelance photojournalist born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, currently based in Berlin, Germany,…

gino toine kleisen (nl)


Gino Toine Kleisen is a Dutch storyteller who works with photography, video and text. At…

simon lenskens (be)


Simon Lenskens was born in 1993 in Belgium. In 2015 he started his master’s degree…

maria litwa (de/pl)


Maria Litwa is a German freelance photographer and filmmaker with Polish roots, born in 1982.  She…

connor matheson (uk)


Connor Matheson is an up and coming photojournalist whose work focuses on documenting contemporary culture and…

james parker (uk)


James Parker (b.1991) is a British photographer working in Documentary and Portraiture. Originally from Barnsley,…

ronny rozenberg (nl/il)


Ronny Rozenberg (b.1981) is an independent photographer based in the Netherlands. Born in Azerbaijan,…

mary turner (uk)


Mary Turner is a news and documentary photographer based in the United Kingdom from…