during the recent israeli airstrikes in gaza


During the recent Israeli airstrikes in Gaza I was staying with a family in the southern city of Rafah, close to the tunnels that lead from Egypt to Gaza. The bombing there was intense. And though things are now calm (children are back in school and brides are shopping for wedding dresses), the stress of living is apparent. Loud noises… read more ›

press release: we welcome our new managing director

Per today, Evelien Kunst becomes NOOR's new Managing Director.

Evelien Kunst (The Netherlands, 1972) comes to NOOR with nearly 15 years of international experience in the photographic industry working in advertising, communication, education and photographer relations.

The NOOR members voted unanimously at our most recent annual meeting to hire Evelien Kunst, believing her experience, character and ability are best… read more ›

sandy at night

In lower Manhattan now at night, with no power, cell phone service, light is from police and ambulance lights, red, orange, blue, or from the little flashlights people carry while they're walking their dogs, or from car lights, and just Tuesday night, buses.


The point of reference, like the North Star, is the Empire State Building, the line of demarcation. Everything North of the… read more ›

visual storytelling training program concluded

The last intensive workshop of the training program for documentary photographers and photojournalists in Egypt ended last evening with a farewell dinner.

It was a great experience for all involved and the participating photographers produced strong visual reportage about several important social issues in contemporary Egyptian society.

Soon we’ll share the features produced during… read more ›

back from visa

NOOR is home again after celebrating our 5th at Visa pour l'Image, some of us are traveling already or preparing to leave soon... It was great and we'd like to thank everyone for their support, birthday wishes and great feedback on our new website. Photo: Andrea Bruce and Claudia Hinterseer blowing out 5 candles Pep Bonet holds up,… read more ›