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.

pakistan at war: dir (2009-2011)

Alixandra Fazzina

A precursor to the war in Swat, the battle for neighbouring Dir is a…

the invasion

Stanley Greene

Before the invasion of Dagestan in 1999, according to Boris Berezovsky, he claims he…

francis’ pontificate

Francesco Zizola

“Obtaining an accreditation to follow the Pope feels like being invited to the Court…

westward bound

Andrea Bruce

Omar and Mustafa were amazed by the emptiness and size of the United States.…

chapo’s chicago

Jon Lowenstein

Chicago is struggling to contain gang violence fueled by heroin and other drugs  --…

planned parenthood

Nina Berman

Though abortion was officially legalized thirty years ago, women in the USA are finding…

the mysterious chechen island

Stanley Greene

Long ago the island was used for Chechen Prisoners that fought in the Caucasus…

sochi, russia

Yuri Kozyrev

The 2014 Winter Olympics take place in the city of Sochi, Russia on the…

the black boys of dozier

Nina Berman

Slavery dies hard in the southern USA. New revelations that unidentified bodies of young…

africa’s richest man

Benedicte Kurzen

“There is something of Fitzcarraldo about the way Aliko Dangote has set about bringing…

pussy riot – life after prison

Yuri Kozyrev

Nazdezhda Toloknnikova and Maria Alekhina were imprisoned for 21 months for crimes of hooliganism…

full metal bling

Nina Berman

Gun rights activists in the USA continue to push for bigger weapons, more ammo…