Vista Hermosa is one of Venezuela’s most notorious prisons. As violence plagued thecountry, the prison population grew and clashes between prisoners and guards became common. Rather than improving conditions, prison authorities have allowed them to descend into near-chaos. Inside, the inmates live and die in a world of their own making. In Venezuelan prisons, inmates are in control.
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NOOR, Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) and Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the NOOR-RNW Academy in visual storytelling in Mexico City.
NOOR is concerned with the encouragement and support of young photojournalists and documentary photographers around the world, particularly in areas where access to photography education is scarce.
Since last week NOOR photographer Jon Lowenstein has been covering the protests and upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri - the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot by police on August 9th 2014. Follow his Instagram feed for the latest from the streets and the community of Ferguson.
Jon is covering this pivotal moment with his long-standing commitment to in-depth documentary that… read more ›
NOOR Foundation is proud to announce a collaboration with Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), aimed at improving visual reporting on human rights, free speech and sexual rights issues.
RNW is an independent media organization that promotes free speech through independent journalism and the use of new media. RNW is active in China, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Arab world, in areas where freedom of expression is severely restricted.… read more ›
NOOR is pleased to announce that Kerry Payne, a business consultant and photography professional in Brooklyn, New York, will be NOOR’s new Director for Business Development, USA.
“It has been NOOR’s wish to have someone ‘on the ground’ in the US for some time now," said NOOR’s Managing Director, Evelien Kunst. “When we met with Kerry and heard her ideas on expanding our presence in the US market and creating exciting new initiatives,… read more ›
NOOR photo agency is looking for:
Intern (full time)
NOOR, the Amsterdam based international documentary photography agency, was founded in 2007 with the aim to actively and collectively promote, sell and exhibit the works of its members on the international market.
NOOR is looking for a pro-active and enthusiastic intern with a strong affinity for world affairs and documentary photography - who enjoys working independently and in a small flexible team.
At our… read more ›