Posts Tagged ‘Noor Foundation’

Yuri Kozyrev ‘On Revolution Road’ Currently Exhibiting at Ambush Gallery Waterloo

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

‘When we speak from our living rooms about war, about riots, about terror, we look for indicators of right and wrong. We plainly classify heroes and villains, speak of crises as though they all look the same, and refer to The Middle East as a maelstrom of interchangeable cultures and ideologies.

While the components of these faraway conflicts are similar – martyrs and mourners, rebellion and righteousness – the context of each country’s revolution is singular in both motivation and approach. 

During photographer Yuri Kozyrev’s travels throughout North Africa and the Middle East, he identified with these differences, and considered that perhaps each revolution deserves its own narrative.

On Revolution Road tells these stories.’

 

Those of you who haven’t seen the Yuri Kozyrev Exhibition on at Ambush Gallery right now should get on down here to see it.

Viewing times from June 6 – 13 from 12pm to 4pm

What’s more Ambush Gallery will play host to the official 2013 Reportage Festival Closing party next Thursday June 13 from 6-9pm where you can join the Reportage Team and participating photographers for drinks and celebration…

Check it out and see you thursday!

 

When: June 6 to June 13, 2013 – 12pm to 4pm

Where: Ambush Gallery, 4A James Street Waterloo

Official 2013 Reportage Festival Closing Party: June 13, 6pm-9pm

NOOR presents an evening with Francesco Zizola

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Renowned photojournalist and co-founder of NOOR Agency and 10B Photography, Francesco Zizola (Italy) has photographed some of the world’s major conflicts and hidden crises and is considered to be one of Italy’s finest photographers.

In 2007, he opened 10b Photography, a Rome-based multipurpose centre for professional photography, featuring a gallery and a digital laboratory that has grown to become the world’s most prominent ‘digital darkroom’.

NOOR – an Arabic word meaning light – seeks to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent visual reports that stimulate positive social change and impact views on issues of global concern.

It is an abiding commitment to the fundamental power of photography to bear witness to the struggle for human rights and social justice that form the principles of NOOR.

In this discussion Francesco will share his experiences as a documentary photographer and his achievements founding two internationally renowned institutions.

9pm – 10pm, Wednesday 29 May 2013
Vivid Ideas Exchange, MCA Sydney

Tickets: $15

Book tickets here 

10×8 Gallery Opening Launch – Saturday April 13, 2013

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Those who haven’t heard about it, there is a new gallery opening up in Surry Hills Sydney this April,  10×8 Gallery opens its doors to the public April 11, 2013 for its inaugural exhibition consisting of nine of Australia’s finest and emerging photographers…

The group show features work from… William Yang, Andrew Quilty, James Brickwood, Marco Bok, Donna Bailey, Alexia Sinclair, Rennie Ellis, Cuba’s Raul Cañibano Ercilla and Reportage Festival Director Stephen Dupont.

10×8 is a new Sydney based gallery specialising in multimedia art and contemporary photography and is dedicated to raising the profile of the genre.

The gallery will also be the hub for two exhibitions presented by the 2013 Reportage Festival including Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s ‘Violet Isle: Two Visions of Cuba’ and another soon to be announced.

The team at 10×8 have created an amazing space for workshops which will be an  ongoing feature of the Gallery and to inaugurate the space, they have joined forces with Reportage to become the hub for the 2013 Reportage Festival workshops hosting the ‘Finding Your Vision’ Workshop by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb and the 10b Photography workshop with Francesco Zizola and Claudio Palmisano.

The group show will run from April 11 to May 11, 2013.

Public launch April 13, 2013 2pm to 5pm

To attend rsvp10x8@iinet.net.au

10×8 Gallery
Level 5/ 56-60 Foster Street
Surry Hills
www.10x8gallery.com

Enrolment Open for 10B Photography Workshop with Francesco Zizola at Reportage Festival May 27 to May 31, 2013

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Enrolment is now open for the 10B Photography workshop held by 10B co-founders (Digital imaging expert Claudio Palmisano and renowned documentary photographer Francesco Zizola, also member and co-founder of NOOR Foundation) for Reportage Festival 2013.

The 10B Photography workshop is a five day masterclass with the objective to develop advanced photoshop skills in photojournalism and documentary photography under the instruction of the world’s most prominent digital darkroom, providing services for the most important institutions in the documentary photography field worldwide.

The combination of portfolio reviews and assessments with photographer Francesco Zizola make this workshop an important masterclass for emerging and established documentary photographers alike.

The dates of the 10B Photography workshop are May 27 to May 31, 2013 during Reportage Festival 2013

For enrolment and further information contact The Reportage Team  admin@reportage.com.au

 

                                       Photo: ‘South Sudan: On the Eve of Independence’ © Francesco Zizola/NOOR

Francesco Zizola (Rome, 1962) has photographed some of the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crises. His book “Born Somewhere” was the result of a 13-year project; covering the situation of children in 28 different countries around the world.

Zizola has been awarded many international industry rewards; including the World Press Photo of the Year 1996, documenting the tragedy of land mines in Angola, together with nine other awards in the World Press Photo contests, and four Picture of the Year Awards.

He has published five books, including Iraq (published with Amnesty International, 2007), which documents the beginning of Iraq II, Etats d’enfance and Born Somewhere (Fusiorari); an extensive piece of work on the living conditions of children from 28 different countries.

 

10b Photography is a multipurpose centre for professional photography based in Rome, Italy.

Founded in 2007 by photojournalist Francesco Zizola and digital imaging expert Claudio Palmisano, 10b Photography premises feature a digital imaging laboratory, a multimedia studio and a gallery, summing up five distinctive areas of activity: digital imaging, fine art printmaking, multimedia projects, exhibition design and photojournalism related workshops.

10b photography is commissioned to execute the delicate task of post production in documentary photography and photo journalism by some of the genres most prestigious photographers and institutions that trust the 10B ethic that defines the difference between photographic processing and digital manipulation.

Clients include… Magnum Photos, VII Photo Agency, Noor Images, Contrasto, Stefano De Luigi, Yuri Kozyrev, Paolo Pellegrin, Finbarr O’Reilly, TIME, The New York Times, Russian Reporter, Postcart Editions, Simona Ghizzoni to name a few…

Francesco Zizola

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The Reportage Team would like to officially announce NOOR (Amsterdam) photographer and co-founder Francesco Zizola, also co-founder of the documentary world’s most prestigious digital darkroom 10B Photography (Rome) as another important guest for the 2013 Reportage Festival.

Francesco together with 10B photography co-founder and digital imaging expert Claudio Palmisano will be attending the 2013 event, holding talks and seminars as well as the second announced and official workshop of the Festival the 10B Photography advanced Photoshop development and photo documentary practice  masterclass.

‘Ruas’

‘Every six hours a child dies on the streets of Brazil. The “menino de rua” (child of the street) is the symbol of Brazil’s degradation. There are around 12 million street children in Brazil. These children are reflections of “civil society’s” cruelty to its most fragile members… 
Most of the children portrayed in this reportage are handy with a revolver, gaining practice in run-ins with the police or death squads. In short, they learned that life is a daily game in which their own existence is at stake.
 The photographs in this selection were taken in Brazil by Francesco Zizola from 1992 -1994.’ 

www.noorimages.com

 

– ‘All images remain copyright of the photographer and may not be used or reproduced in any way’

 

Francesco Zizola (Rome, 1962) has photographed some of the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crises. His book “Born Somewhere” was the result of a 13-year project; covering the situation of children in 28 different countries around the world.

Zizola has been awarded many international industry rewards; including the World Press Photo of the Year 1996, documenting the tragedy of land mines in Angola, together with nine other awards in the World Press Photo contests, and four Picture of the Year Awards.

He has published five books, including Iraq (published with Amnesty International, 2007), which documents the beginning of Iraq II, Etats d’enfance and Born Somewhere (Fusiorari); an extensive piece of work on the living conditions of children from 28 different countries.

Since its establishment in 2007, as both a photo agency and foundation, the international roster of NOOR’s accomplished and award-winning member photographers have documented civil and political unrest, environmental issues, war, famine, and natural disasters throughout the globe. It is an abiding commitment to the fundamental power of photography to bear witness to the struggle for human rights and social justice that form the principles of NOOR.

NOOR – an Arabic word meaning light – seeks to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent visual reports that stimulate positive social change and impact views on issues of global concern.

 

NOOR, headquartered in Amsterdam, is made up of ten photographers from seven different countries: Nina Berman, Andrea Bruce, Stanley Greene and Jon Lowenstein (USA), Bénédicte Kurzen (France), Yuri Kozyrev (Russia), Francesco Zizola, (Italy), Pep Bonet (Spain), Alixandra Fazzina (UK) and Kadir van Lohuizen (the Netherlands). The NOOR photographers produce in-depth photo-essays and pursue longer-term projects. They believe that some things simply need to be seen, and unite their individual visions to facilitate this.

 

Besides individual photographic projects, collective projects are at the core of NOOR.

In its business and operational model, NOOR is in essence owned and directed by the member photographers. The members are in NOOR together to direct their professional lives towards achieving their vision by effectively pooling their resources.