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 syrian arms race

Yuri Kozyrev

In June 2012, while the fighting is ragging in Syria, Moscow organized the biennial…

the cold end of the world

Kadir van Lohuizen

Deadhorse lies on what its residents call `The Slope`, the coastal plain along the…

stop and frisk

Nina Berman

At a rate of every minute every day, the New York Police Department stops…

after mubarak

Andrea Bruce

The looting of Egypt's State Security Buildings, clashes between Muslims and Christians, the emergence…

skiing in afghanistan

Andrea Bruce

Bamiyan, Afghanistan, the place where Khalil Reza is a champion. His mother calls him…

strangers in their own land

Kadir van Lohuizen

Canada is known for being relatively hospitable to migrants and minorities. The laws protecting…

work force from the south

Kadir van Lohuizen

Most Mexican migrants to the United States settle in the border states, such as…

salvador da bahia

Stanley Greene

Salvador da Bahia is a city of about 3 million citizens located in Brazil’s…

a deathly cold for afghanistan’s displaced

Andrea Bruce

Over 20 children have died in Kabul's informal displacement camps. Around 30,000 Afghans live…

mourning gaza

Benedicte Kurzen

Here, on the Egyptian border, in the southern Gaza Strip, Israeli bulldozers flatten landscape…

on the trail with putin

Yuri Kozyrev

The grim factory towns of the Ural Mountains, such as the outpost of Kurgan…

reluctant guest, el cajon

Kadir van Lohuizen

“Little Baghdad” is the nickname for El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego. A…