NOOR, the NOOR Foundation, and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the 2019 free Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Austria
About the call of applications (deadline: September 8, 2019)
NOOR, the NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the 2019 Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclasses. The second free-tuition Nikon-NOOR Academy of 2019 will take place in Vienna, Austria from October 14 to 17. During each of the four-day trainings, 15 participants, together with three NOOR tutors—Andrea Bruce, Sanne De Wilde, and Pep Bonet—will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to develop visual stories. The Nikon-NOOR Academy is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, further develop personal vision, strengthen ongoing projects and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.
Participants can get the most out of the experience when they come to the masterclass with a body of work they are currently developing, editing, working on or thinking about how to share with audiences. Applicants are encouraged to include that body of work along with an indication of what they want to explore in relation to their work in their application portfolio and motivation statement.
Masterclasses are open to young and emerging visual storytellers from all nationalities, however we highly encourage visual storytellers from Austria to apply.
We are a global, multilingual collective of highly accomplished journalists, authors, photographers, artists and filmmakers documenting, investigating and witnessing our world. We approach our work with integrity, passion, and respect. We believe stories have an impact and inspire action. We believe in the power of still and moving images. We are honest witnesses. NOOR, which takes its name from the Arabic word for light, launched in 2007 as a platform for its members to take financial control over their work and leverage the power of a group in a changing media landscape. Since then we have become industry leaders, producing images for large media companies and small startups, institutional clients and non-profits. We also teach, host workshops and public programs around photography, media literacy and representation. And while the content of our work is broad, its unified in our desire to connect the dots around critical issues such climate change, over consumption, forced migration, the rise of authoritarianism, the injustices of patriarchy and the power of art and music to keep us human.
How to Enter
Applicants are required to have a basic knowledge of English, as the masterclass will take place in English.
All submission materials need to be in English. Applications in other languages will not be considered.