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.

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…

latvia’s pain threshold

Andrea Bruce

Four years ago Latvia was an economic basket case, but today some experts are…

sanga’s dream

Jon Lowenstein

Sanga Moses grew up in a small village of his namesake in Southwestern Uganda.…

sign warfare

Benedicte Kurzen

“The MI-8 buzzes above the trees, a fat bloated insect, its belly swollen, white…

the dam boom

Yuri Kozyrev

Belo Monte Dam will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project. At a cost of…

gaza conflict

Andrea Bruce

After eight days of intense Israeli shelling from air and sea that killed 162…

honduras: where violence took over

Kadir van Lohuizen

Honduras is nowadays ranking number one in the world as the country where most…