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.

another frozen zone?

Yuri Kozyrev

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 people since…

hybris

Francesco Zizola

In the ancient Greek culture, Hybris came to define the sin of excess, arrogance,…

made of steel and sweat

Benedicte Kurzen

There’s a word for it in Ga: nakpee. That combination of awe and disbelief…

the orphan revolution

Sebastian Liste

The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela became orphan in March 2013 when Chavez died, and…

paris aftermath

Jon Lowenstein

The perception and reality of the peaceful Paris was shattered last Friday night forever,…

syrian refugees in istanbul

Sebastian Liste

The Syrian civil war has sparked the worst global refugee crises in over 40…

preparing for perestroika?

Yuri Kozyrev

Cuba: poor,  beautiful, loud, and above all, full of people who are very proud to…

kidnapped and rescued

Francesco Zizola

On 2 June 2015, a group of 86 Eritreans were being driven from Ajdabiya…

cuba daily life

Sebastian Liste

For the first time in fifty years the United States and Cuba have restored…

the forgotten war in congo drc

Kadir van Lohuizen

Children in Eastern Congo (DRC) are born into conflict.  After the genocide in Rwanda…

isis in america

Andrea Bruce

In rural Washington state, 24-year-old Alex began communicating with members of the Islamic State last…

right to identity

Pep Bonet

Tanzania has one of the lowest levels of birth registration in Africa. Only 8%…