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NOOR: Visualising Climate Crisis, Advanced Mentoring Programme (Vietnam / Online)


The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges the world is currently facing. NOOR strongly believe that through the power of visual journalism, impactful storytelling can inspire climate action. Are you a visual storyteller passionate about tackling issues surrounding the climate crisis and looking for a way to use your camera to make a difference?

The NOOR Visualising Climate Crisis: Advanced Mentoring Programme is an 8-month advanced visual storytelling training course dedicated to photographers and visual journalists from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. The programme, which is taught in English, is a combination of two physical workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam and a 5-month online mentorship programme to develop individual projects on the Climate Crisis in the region. The new work will be presented as a collective outdoor exhibition in Hanoi in September 2023.

The programme will be mentored by award-winning photojournalists Kadir van Lohuizen (Netherlands) and Linh Pham (Vietnam), reputed visual storytellers with extensive experience documenting the climate crisis. Through their guidance, NOOR aims to provide the unique opportunity to acquire knowledge in how to research, investigate, produce, edit, curate and present powerful and impactful visual stories focused on the climate crisis.

The workshop will also touch on the business side of the profession and you will learn how to pitch your stories to diverse platforms such as publications, exhibitions and NGO’s. The subject will be approached from a cutting edge multidisciplinary perspective through the usage of photography, video, sound, text and drone cameras.

Workshop participants will be working for several months as part of a diverse, international group of twelve to fifteen peers from countries across borders in a unique opportunity to build a supportive community of professionals who can mutually support each other’s works, boost learning processes, and help reach wider audiences together. 

The project that you will develop during this educational programme will reach local communities in Vietnam and across borders through a collectively curated outdoor exhibition. It will also gain a global audience through NOOR’s media platforms and become part of the NOOR Archive.

The educational programme takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam between 17-21 April 2023 and late September 2023 (date to be decided). Open to photographers of all ages (18+) and career stages who are nationals of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Selected participants receive:

  • Participation in a tuition-free educational programme.
  • Travel costs from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand to Hanoi for the two physical workshops reimbursed.
  • Accommodation in Hanoi for the two physical workshops reimbursed.

  • Breakfast and lunch on the days of the two physical workshops in Hanoi reimbursed.
  • A production fee will be granted to the participants based on the merit of the work in progress (further details will be shared at a later stage).

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