We’re not just waiting for the next generation of visual storytellers to push through. We’re actively bringing tuition to them in their home countries. Since 2009 several of NOOR’s leading documentary photographers have become our Nikon-NOOR Academy tutors, travelling throughout our European territories to share their knowledge with up-and-coming photojournalists. We’ve trained over 1,000 participants from more than 70 countries at workshops from Kazakhstan to Istanbul, Sweden and Poland.
NOOR tutors bring more than just their photography skills to the Academy. They help participants learn to sequence their images, pitch their stories, and develop their own unique voice in photography. They share essential knowledge from the field too, giving guidance on working with fixers and safety tips, as many masterclass attendees will go on to work in zones of conflict.
And the support doesn’t stop there. Through the Nikon-NOOR Academy, participants now have an ever-growing network of other young photographers and photography professionals who will continue to help them as their careers develop.