features

NOOR is a collective of visual storytellers specializing in contemporary global issues. We create personal and self-initiated photo essays and features and do international photography and multimedia assignments for editorial clients, NGO’s and other organizations committed to the fundamental power of photography to bear witness to the struggle for human rights and social justice. We seek to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing visual reports that stimulate positive social change, and impact views on human rights and other issues of global concern.

cocoa trail: from the bean to the bar

Kadir van Lohuizen

Chocolate remains a sought after sweet but cocoa is becoming an increasingly scarce resource.…

mexico as the destination

Andrea Bruce

Mexico has reached an historic milestone: more Americans have been added to the population…

syrian military funeral

Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce won the 2nd prize in the Daily Life singles category of the…

living apart together

Kadir van Lohuizen

In 1993, for a commission from the Amsterdam Municipal Archive, Kadir van Lohuizen, followed…

hidden treasure in the afghan soil

Yuri Kozyrev

As Afghanistan is trying to make its transition out of war, the situation in…

lagos repats’ paradise

Benedicte Kurzen

Sim Shagaya first encounter was in a house transformed in offices in Ikoyi, Lagos.…

religious war along the tenth parallel

Benedicte Kurzen

The tenth parallel North seems to be just a simple landmark. It runs straight…

a new start for kingston

Andrea Bruce

Improvements have been made to curb the violence that has troubled Kingston, Jamaica.  Small…

south side

Jon Lowenstein

Chicago’s South Side has experiences major changes in the past five years, including a…

encouraging local production: food security in jamaica

Andrea Bruce

All across the Caribbean governments are focusing on food production with patriotic zeal. Trying…

niger: escaping the iron vice

Benedicte Kurzen

Upon arrival it is hard to notice.The border town of Bosso (Niger) this morning…

emergency workers from the syrian arab red crescent

Andrea Bruce

Emergency workers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) are the few people allowed…