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.

sexual violence in haiti

Benedicte Kurzen

Sexual and gender-based violence is an overlooked emergency in Haiti. MSF has opened in…

hellbangers, botswana’s underground metal culture

Pep Bonet

Spared by civil wars and dictatorships, Botswana stands as the quiet child of a…

afghanistan, a week in a hospital

Kadir van Lohuizen

Afghanistan has been at war since the Russians invaded in 1979. As U.S. and…

rape, a weapon of war

Robin Hammond

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, as many as 500,000 women and children have…

oil rich, dirt poor

Robin Hammond

Angola continues to have one of the fastest growing economies on the planet. After four…

high tide

Robin Hammond

Tuvalu is sinking fast, its residents lives determined by the rising tideThe fourth smallest…

the other iraq

Yuri Kozyrev

Iraq’s Kurds are independent in all but name.  Technically, Kurdistan is inside Iraq but the…

coal mining in mozambique

Kadir van Lohuizen

Coal mining in Mozambique: how the extractive industry keeps investing in coal after the…

watching the press at the RNC

Nina Berman

Covering a political convention is an assignment journalists love to hate. It’s like an…

Yakutian Hollywood

Yuri Kozyrev

During the last decade, Sakha Republic (Yakutia) has witnessed a phenomena now called "Yakutian…

southern sudan, 1993/2003: consequences of an ongoing civil war

Stanley Greene

"Today in South Sudan, a catastrophe is taking place unnoticed. A succession of natural…

occupied pleasures

Tanya Habjouqa

Occupied Pleasures presents a nuanced, multi-dimensional portrayal of humanity’s ability to find pleasure in…