MAY 2016, BUCHAREST
World Press Photo
The World Press Photo is a major force in developing and promoting the work of visual journalists, with a range of activities and initiatives that span the globe. Its exhibition of award-winning photos is shown worldwide in 100 cities and 45 countries, reaching a global audience of 4 million people each year.
Formed in 1955, when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to expose their work to international colleagues. That annual contest has since grown into one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, and the exhibition it produces is seen by four million people worldwide each year.
World Press Photo (WPP) works to develop and promote quality visual journalism because people deserve to see their world and express themselves freely. Freedom of information, freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech are more important than ever, and quality visual journalism is essential for the accurate and independent reporting that makes these freedoms possible. Today, when the world, the press and photography itself are undergoing seismic changes, WPP strives to help both visual journalists and their audience understand and respond to these transformations so these freedoms can be secured.
MARCH 2011, BUCHAREST
NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography
Fifteen young documentary photographers and photojournalists hailing from seven different countries (Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Serbia, Russia) were selected and teamed up with three NOOR photographers.
The tutors for the 2011 NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography in Bucharest were Pep Bonet (Mallorca), Stanley Greene (USA) and Philip Blenkinsop (UK/Australia) and managing director Claudia Hinterseer as moderator.
During a five-day intense workshop , a host of information about the profession was shared in sessions in which professional experiences were discussed, personal portfolios were reviewed and editing skills improved. Prior to the class, the participants worked on a visual document of their own ‘daily lives’.
A public lecture was organized with the support of Eidos Foundation, there’s a video of the presentation by Pep Bonet, Stanley Greene and Philip Blenkinsop.
The annual NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography is realized with the generous support of Nikon Europe BV.