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.
Biography with up to 1500 characters
CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)
1 to 2 projects per submission
1 to 20 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 1500px on the long edge
Image date (year)
What kind of pictures should be in my portfolio?
Your portfolio should reflect stories that you are currently working on as a personal project. We're looking for stories, as the masterclass will be focusing in bring your story on a stronger level. The projects don't have to be finished projects, but we do ask to have some visuals from the project you want to work on during the masterclass
Is there an age requirement?
Can I apply If I don't live in Europe?
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply. However, all workshop activity will be conducted in English, and we cannot assist you in applying for a visa to attend the masterclass.
Can I apply if I applied before and did not make it in?
Yes, you may apply as many times as you want.
What if I have video that I would like to submit?
Unfortunately, we are not accepting any video submissions at the moment.
I want to submit diptychs will they count as 1 image or 2 images towards my 20-image maximum?
Diptychs count as 1 image. The two images should coherently work together to be viewed as one image. Be careful not to include diptychs just to show more work
When will I be notified if I get selected to be a participant?
You will be invited by email. As soon as we have confirmed the attendance of all the participants, we will publicly share publicly the selected participants