their desire to protest

Throughout 2012, Yuri Kozyrev documented the storm of protests caused by Putin's return to presidency. A year later there are less public demonstrations and times have changed with some protesters, including two members of the punk band Pussy Riot, in prison. However, the desire to protest burns in Russia. 

Photographs of the South Side by Jon Lowenstein

chicago bloody year

This past year saw increased bloodshed in Chicago. An almost 20% rise in murders pushed the total murders to 506 for 2012. Chicago's South Side has experienced major changes over the past decade during which Jon Lowenstein documented the lives of the people living in one of the most segregated cities in the United States.
The Sweet and sour story of sugar

bitter harvest & the last beet of sweetness

Francesco Zizola was invited by the Noorderlicht Foundation to take part in a group project analyzing globalization from the point of view of a single, though very familiar, commodity: sugar. Francesco recorded the sugar industry - or what is left of it - in Brazil and The Netherlands, resulting in respectively Bitter Harvest and The Last Beet of Sweetness.

Riga, LatviaDec. 13, 2012Andrea Bruce/ For the New York Times

latvia's pain threshold

Four years ago Latvia was an economic basket case, but today some experts are hailing the country as demonstrating the healing properties of austerity measures. By Andrea Bruce for the New York Times, also view the larger photo story: Europe’s Debt Crisis: No Relief on the Horizon.

new on the website

Since we launched our new website last September, we keep uploading archive features. New this month are Putin's Russia by Stanley Greene, with an extract from his Black Passport book and Dispatch from Libya by Yuri Kozyrev about the uprising in Libya early 2011.

Wounded U.S. Marine Ty Ziegel

war veteran tyler ziegel

Iraq war veteran and U.S. Marine Tyler Ziegel, who was wounded in a bomb blast and overcame the most horrific injuries, died Christmas Day after slipping on ice in a parking lot near his hometown in Illinois, USA. He was 30 years old. Ty Ziegel came to be know to many through the Marine Wedding series by Nina Berman.

Solutions, wind energy in China

solutions by noor exhibit

Ever since the project was launched, NOOR's climate change projects have been on show around the globe, at museums, in galleries, on the streets and in the subway. Upcoming is Solutions by NOOR, the second chapter of our climate change work, on show in the Grote Kerk in Goes, The Netherlands, from 14 March till 1 April.

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Linke Lab in Milan, Italy, organizes a two-day workshop with Stanley Greene and Teun van der Heijden, co-director of Black Passport, on 2 and 3 February. Subscription is still open.

A four-day workshop with Pep Bonet in Paris is organized by Eyes in Progress; a program of workshops and masterclasses with masters of photography. Applications are open until 27 January. The workshop starts 27 February.

Upcoming photography workshop with Francesco Zizola in Rome, 6 through to 12 May at Yart Photography.

exhibitions and books

TROLLEYOLOGY: The First Ten Years of Trolley Books. Exhibition opening today, Thursday 17 January. On show through to 27 January at Londonewcastle Project Space. With contributions by Alixandra Fazzina, Nina Berman, Stanley Greene and many others.

Nina Berman's Fractured: the Shale Play is exhibited as part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project at two locations in Philadelphia, USA: Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts and Gershman Y Gallery, through to 14 February.

On 15 February, the musée Niépce showcases 30 images by Stanley Greene from Chechnya.

After the great success of the NOOR-MSF Urban Survivors exhibition in Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Zurich, the touring exhibit is currently at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere through to 20 January.

The Sweet and Sour Story of Sugar exhibition tour, including work by Francesco Zizola, is on show at Langgeng Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, through to 20 January.

Last month Pep Bonet's newest book Röadkill was launched. A special edition pack can be bought via Pep's webshop, there you can also browse the first pages of this book about the legendary rock band Motörhead. The "RöadKill-Motörhead" show opened at GRC-Mg in Madrid, and is on show through to 2 February.

Food Justice Sowing Hope, an exhibition about food justice by Pep Bonet will open on 29 January at Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain.

The Via PanAm traveling exhibition exhibition premieres on January 29th January in Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. Almost two years after Kadir van Lohuizen started his road trip from Chile to Alaska, his work is brought back to where it was made. Prior to the opening, a workshop will be held by Kadir and Bas Vroege (Paradox). The show will tour to different venues in South America and The Netherlands (Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam). The Via PanAm project is nominated by the Zilveren Camera for innovative journalism.

news and events

Jon Lowenstein won the Audience Engagement Grant from the Open Society Foundations with “Escondido en Escondido". In partnership with Trans-Border Institute, Jon will provide local faith leaders and religious youth groups in Escondido, California, with tools to mediate escalating tensions between new migrant and native-born communities. Through conflict analysis, transformation training, and photography, religious leaders and local youth will be trained to document and address immigration issues and promote community integration. The resulting images will be combined with Shadow Lives USA and distributed in Escondido as a newsprint handout. Read the interview "The Opportunity, or Not, to Be American" with James Estrin on Lens blog.

Stanley Greene has won the 2013 Aftermath Grant from amongst 234 applications for his proposal to create: The Rise of Islam in the Caucasus.

Kadir van Lohuizen is amongst the seven winners of the Het Vervolg grant, organized by the Noorderlicht Foundation to support photographers to follow-up on stories made in the past.

From 4 February through to 9 February, Andrea Bruce and Pep Bonet will travel the north European countries, visiting 5 cities in collaboration with Nikon Nordic. The event's registration is open to NPS members.

The latest issue of DOC! photo magazine features an extensive portfolio of our Climate Change by NOOR project and an interview with Claudia Hinterseer.

Pep Bonet’s Into the Shadows film was fully funded via Into the Shadows is a pursuit into the lives of hundreds of thousands of Africans living in Johannesburg. We thank everybody that supported Pep and his team.