Call for Applications: NOOR Masterclass in Documentary Photography


NOOR and SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2016 NOOR-SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Masterclass in Documentary Photography taking place in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 13–17 September 2016.

The Masterclass is open to documentary photographers and photojournalists of any nationality.


Workshop: 13–17 September 2016

Deadline to apply: 11 August 2016, 11:59pm (CET)

Notification of selection: 15 August 2016

Deadline to pay the workshop fee: 20 August 2016


During the five-day Masterclass 10-14 participants, together with NOOR member photographers Stanley Greene and Alixandra Fazzina will share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills and learn how to pick up and develop stories. Each day consists of intensive communication with the photographers on subjects ranging from technical aspects of shooting to the nuances of the international photo market. It is a unique opportunity to learn impactful visual storytelling, develop a personal vision, and gain new knowledge and contacts in an intimate and interactive environment.

The Masterclass fee is EUR 1,000.

This includes lunch & refreshments. The participants are required to cover their own costs for travel to/from the workshop venue and accommodation.



Experience in documentary photography or photojournalism in professional or educational setting, please indicate in your CV.

English or Slovak fluency (the workshop will be conducted in English with Slovak translation).

Good technical understanding of your camera equipment.

To apply send a PDF file including:

 • We ask that you submit all your materials and correspond with us in English or Slovak (Czech).

A CV that includes your contact information and describes your involvement and experience in photography, describing photographic training or practical experience (maximum 1 page).

Motivation letter that includes a written text explaining your work, why you want to attend this Masterclass, what topics in particular you would like to cover and what you hope to learn (maximum 1 page)

A portfolio of images including:

  • 1 to 3 photo stories (minimum 8 images per story), with maximum of 30 total images in entire portfolio.

  • You must include at least one photo story.

  • If you want to include single images, please include no more than 8 total single images.

  • Include captions with each image and a short introduction (100 words maximum) for each photo story.

Please send your application to: info@slovak-press-photo.skby Monday 15 August 2016, 11:59pm (CET), with the subject line: ‘NOOR-SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO Workshop 2016’.

The workshop programme will be made available to selected participants in advance of the Masterclass.

For more information contact SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO -

SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO(Bratislava, Slovakia):

Jana Garvoldtová, Director

Phone +421 905 656757


File for download: Call for applications NOOR_SPP workshop_2016.pdf