NOOR, the NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the tuition-free 2022 Nikon-NOOR Academy, Hungary
Open
until
30 January 2022
10:59 PM

About

NOOR, the NOOR Foundation and Nikon Europe are delighted to announce the first online Nikon-NOOR Academy that will take place in 2022.

Each workshop 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. Additionally, key industry leaders will give inspiring lectures around new approaches in the visual storytelling field.

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

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, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, 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, 2021
Call for Applications deadline: January 9th, 2022
Extended Call for Applications deadline: January 30th, 2022

Due to COVID19 restrictions, all Nikon NOOR Academy workshops are postponed, and will take place in March 2022 at the earliest.

What winners receive

Selected to participate at the 2022 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, it's unified in our desire to connect the dots around critical issues such as the climate crisis, 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 to communicate and discuss his/her/their project as the workshop will take place in English. Please make sure to select the workshop you would like to participate in.

  • Only apply to 1 workshop location, multiple applications to different workshops will not be considered. We strongly encourage photographers to apply to workshop locations in their surrounding regions.

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

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

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, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, 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 workshop. We’re looking for powerful stories. Applicants should be ready and willing to push their project forward.

Timeline

Call for entries open
15 December 2021
Submission deadline
30 January 2022
Selected artists announcement
19 February 2022

Requirements

Profile

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    First name

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    Last name

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    Birthday

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    Country of residence

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    Nationality

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    Biography with up to 1500 characters

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    CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)

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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)

FAQ

What kinds of pictures should be in my portfolio?

Your portfolio should reflect stories which you are currently working on as personal projects. We are looking for photo stories, as the workshop is focussed on strengthening your stories. 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 workshop.

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, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, 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 samira@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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Open
until
30 January 2022
10:59 PM