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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.

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…

sustainable forestry in eastern congo – solutions

Alixandra Fazzina

Democratic Republic of Congo, November 2010. Deforestation produces about one fifth of global greenhouse gas…

greening the ghetto – solutions

Nina Berman

What was once America’s most famous slum is now at the forefront of a…

russia’s green exodus – solutions

Yuri Kozyrev

The Vissarion community, Abakan, Russia, 1996 and 1999.The Anastasia movement, Novosibirsk, Russia, October 2010.The…

brazil’s sweet solution – solutions

Francesco Zizola

The biofuel that powers more than 10 million cars. Started as a way to reduce…

the cuban solution – solutions

Jon Lowenstein

“The amount and type of energy we consume is a result of two kinds…

shadow of change: greenland – consequences

Stanley Greene

Uummannaq Dumping Ground Standing over the cliffs looking at the icebergs, one can see the…