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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.

cuba, 50 years after the revolution

Kadir van Lohuizen

Cuba has managed to survive the last 50 years despite many hardships such as trade embargos…

following the running waves of the caspian: chechen island, russia

Stanley Greene

Long ago the island was used for Chechen Prisoners that fought in the Caucasus…

following the running waves of the caspian: azerbaijan

Stanley Greene

I spent a week in Azerbaijan reporting on the secret oil deals being cut…

following the running waves of the caspian: turkmenistan

Stanley Greene

More than 20 years since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the five Caspian…

following the running waves of the caspian: kazakhstan

Stanley Greene

A central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in…

following the running waves of the caspian: iran

Stanley Greene

Caspian Iran is a beautiful region of Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea. The…

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…