“Nikon Europe and NOOR are delighted to announce the tuition-free 2021 Online Nikon-NOOR Academy"
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NOOR and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the first online Nikon-NOOR Academy that will take place in Spring 2021.

Each masterclass will take place over 2 weeks with 4 training session days. Each class with 15 participants will work together with 3 NOOR authors as tutors, to share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to create more impactful visual stories. Additionaly, key industry leaders will give inspiring lectures around new approaches in the visual storytelling field.

Nikon and the NOOR Foundation are committed to encouraging young, aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Masterclasses are provided free for all participants, made possible with the continued support of Nikon Europe since 2008. All masterclasses are open for all emerging visual storytellers from the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan

Call for applications open: December 15th, 2020 Call for Applications deadline: January 17th, 2021

What winners receive

Selected to participate at the 2021 Online Nikon-NOOR Academy

About NOOR

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 a basic knowledge of English to communicate and discuss his/her/their project as the masterclass will take place in English. Please make sure to select the workshop you would like to participate in.

All submission materials need to be in English. Applications in other languages will not be considered.

All masterclasses are tuition-free for the participants, and open for all emerging visual storytellers from/living in the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan

Judging Criteria

Applicants are encouraged to include this work and indicate what they want to explore in relation to the work in their application portfolio and motivation statement. Your portfolio should reflect stories that you are currently working on as a personal project and want to push further with the masterclass. We’re looking for powerful stories. Applicants should be ready and willing to push their project forward.

Timeline

Call for entries open
15 December 2020
Submission deadline
17 January 2021
Selected artists announcement
February 2021

Requirements

Profile

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    Biography with up to 1500 characters

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    Nationality

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    Country of residence

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    CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)

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    Birthday

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    First name

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    Gender

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    Last name

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    Phone

Upload

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    1 to 2 projects per submission

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    1 to 20 files per project

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    Allowed file types: JPG

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    At least 1500px on the long edge

Descriptions

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    Project title

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    Project description

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    Project year

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    Project location

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    Image description

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    Image location

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    Image date (year)

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    Masterclass Preference

FAQ

What kinds 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?

18+

Can I apply If I don't live in europe?

Yes, International applicants coming from/living in the following countries can apply: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lichetenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisa, Turkey, Turmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan

Can I apply if I applied before and did not make it in?

Yes you may apply as many times as you want.

I have video that I would like to submit?

Please contact us at education@noorimages.com

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 the announcement on our website.

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