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.

congo paradox

Francesco Zizola

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest countries in the…

tsunami, indonesia

Francesco Zizola

The December 26 tsunami which devastated Southeast Asia, hit the Banda Aceh province in…

beslan, osetia

Yuri Kozyrev

On 1 September 2004, a group of armed rebels took over 1,000 children and…

purple hearts

Nina Berman

Purple Hearts is a series of portraits and interviews with American military who returned…

through the eyes of juvenile prisoners

NOOR

As part of Kadir van Lohuizen's photography workshop with eleven juvenile inmates of the…

iraq

Francesco Zizola

A selection of images taken during the first three months - March, April and…

the second chechen war

Yuri Kozyrev

The Second Chechen War was the key to Vladimir Putin's victory in the 2000…

a cruel exodus

Jon Lowenstein

A Cruel Exodus documents the horrific social violence that is currently plaguing Guatemala and…

the nuba in sudan

Francesco Zizola

Strategically positioned like a cushion between Black Christian and Arab Islamic Africa, the Nuba…

between the drought and the raging war

Kadir van Lohuizen

In 2001 a severe drought hit Afghanistan, affecting roughly 12 million people. Extreme drought…

the invisible war: afghanistan

Francesco Zizola

Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues. – Hobbes, LeviathanThe U.S…

aids, zambia

Francesco Zizola

Lusaka's main daily, the 'Times of Zambia' reports in bold characters that 'masturbation is…