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.

ghetto’s bling

Benedicte Kurzen

The first time we met Sibo and Pamela, they explained us how their long…

pull out from afghanistan

Yuri Kozyrev

Less than a month after 9/11, the US organized a coalition of armed forces…

in plain sight: modern day slavery in the united states

Jon Lowenstein

Nilda always dreaded Friday nights. The parties were the worst. Not only did she…

Object Lessons

Nina Berman

“ There are few violations more degrading to the dignity of the individual, and…

child labour and exploitation in bangladesh

Pep Bonet

According to Anti-Slavery International, bonded labour - or debt bondage – may be the…

elections in italy: the five star movement

Francesco Zizola

 Following the Italian elections in February 2013, Francesco Zizola photographed the new faces of…

the bolshoi ballet

Yuri Kozyrev

When I was back stage shooting "Swan Lake", at the Bolshoi Theatre, I knew…

chicago’s bloody year

Jon Lowenstein

“I’m afraid Chicago is dying. There is some semblance that society is running as…

their desire to protest

Yuri Kozyrev

One year ago, Yekaterina Samutsevich felt elated and excited. Moscow had exploded in an…

a nation lost to gods

Benedicte Kurzen

One never finishes counting the dead in Nigeria. Each day there are new victims.…

the last beet of sweetness

Francesco Zizola

I was invited by the Noorderlicht Foundation to take part in The Sweet and…

bitter harvest

Francesco Zizola

The Noorderlicht Foundation invited me to take part in The Sweet and Sour Story…