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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.

dispatch from libya

Yuri Kozyrev

Call it the Jasmine Revolution, the Arab Spring or the Facebook Revolution, there’s a…

when the sky swallowed the earth

Alixandra Fazzina

Heading into the Upper Swat Valley, the roads around the former tourist haven of…

the failed revolution

Andrea Bruce

A small group of women in black abayas, chanting timidly and holding Bahraini flags,…

yemen’s change square: occupy sana’a

NOOR

Change Square, the locus of anti-government protests in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, has become a…

engeye: a rural african clinic, uganda

Benedicte Kurzen

"Every morning I rise before dawn and go outside to brush my teeth. The…

ave maria

Nina Berman

Rising from the swamps of the everglades, combining a Disney aesthetic with a Vatican…

shadow lives USA

Jon Lowenstein

During the past decade, millions of Latin American migrants have left their homes and…

the last 50,000 americans in iraq

Kadir van Lohuizen

Patrol base six and nine north of Mosul are small bases with about fifty…

hunting the fish into the light – solutions

Stanley Greene

Mbita is a town close to Lake Victory where fishermen use solar light to…

could yemen be the next afghanistan?

Yuri Kozyrev

There is nothing new in the notion of Yemen as "the next Afghanistan"; this…

wind energy in china – solutions

Kadir van Lohuizen

China, November 2010. Since China has committed to a low-carbon development path it is now…

“hold the sun in your hand” solar energy in kenya – solutions

Stanley Greene

Kenya, November 2010. The beginning of the journey to search for the usages of solar…