NOOR initiates and produces projects with the aim to raise awareness about specific social issues we care about, to educate or to brand our work. To realize projects, we seek the collaboration of sponsor partners, NGO’s and foundations, and the financial support of grants and subsidies. As a group, we thank all the organizations and their employees, past and present, who have been supportive of our mission:

Nikon is one of the leading companies in the world for photographic products and imaging solutions. Nikon sponsors NOOR as official digital photographic equipment provider. The partnership has seen Nikon Europe BV supply the member photographers with an expansive range of professional digital camera equipment, as well as film scanners.

Nikon Europe is our main sponsor partner.

Nikon supplied NOOR with grants to realize its Climate Change by NOOR group project in 2009 and 2010 and the Brazil by NOOR group project in 2011 and 2012, and makes the NOOR Foundation's annual NOOR-Nikon Masterclasses in Documentary Photography project a reality (Lagos 2009, Saint Petersburg 2010, Bucharest 2011, Cape Town 2012, Tunis 2013, and Istanbul 2014).


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aBcM agency is specialized in developing and producing photography projects by activating a network of professionals from different fields for cultural production and communication. aBcM experiments with interactive models and participatory projects that have a social impact and generate reciprocal relationships between photography, art, public and private institutions. aBcM handles photographic projects that span the publishing world, exhibitions and multimedia events.

NOOR is pleased to announce that Camilla Invernizzi, founder of aBcM agency in Milan, will be NOOR’s new Representative for Special Projects in Europe.




Radio Netherlands Worldwide 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. RNW offers thought-provoking content for young people around the globe and provides a safe space for them to tell their stories and exchange ideas.


RNW partnered with NOOR for developing visual reporting on their different platforms by conducting training for their editors in Hilversum and locally train young and aspiring visual storytellers.

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Blink is a platform connecting a vetted network of photographers, video producers, and other storytellers with companies who need vibrant original content. Blink was founded by two senior editors at The Wall Street Journal and a serial entrepreneur. Blink solves the time-sensitive questions of who is available, when and where with a searchable, real-time map of our users availability and locations.
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The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is the oldest and largest of the higher educational institutions offering journalism education in Denmark, and has well-established contacts and strategical partnerships both nationally and internationally. DMJX offers well renowned programmes in photojournalism: A four year Danish BA-programme and two international programmes, which each lasts half a year.

NOOR and DMJX have done exchange in both directions. NOOR photographers have done lectures and workshops in Denmark and DMJX students have done internships at the NOOR office.



By providing financial support, Stichting Democratie en Media opposes appearances of totalitarianism in social and political life and works for an effective democracy.

The foundation supports the NOOR Foundation in creating and implementing a long-term social media strategy with the aim to establish an improved online social presence, campaign methods and community interaction for NOOR's documentary projects.

Blurb® is a publishing and marketing platform that allows to design, publish, market, and sell professional-quality printed books and e-books. Blurb’s bookstore and its online marketing tools enable customers to market and sell their books keeping 100% profit from printed books, and 80% profit from (free) e-books.

Blurb® supports NOOR through the creation of eleven books for our 5-year anniversary, in collaboration with designer Teun van der Heijden of Heijdens Karwei.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 60 countries. Since the 1980's, MSF has been responding to health issues related to living conditions in over populated urban settlements in the developing world.

MSF partnered with NOOR to launch an awareness campaign on over population and living conditions in urban settlements: Urban Survivors.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Greenpeace International, as well as the Danish, Dutch and Mediterranean Greenpeace offices, supported various (online) presentations of the Climate Change by NOOR projects, including street exhibitions in Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) is an independent non-profit art initiative founded in Cairo in 2004. CIC’s mission spans contemporary art and educational programming that responds to and develops artistic practice, engagement, and discourse. Established by a group of artists and photographers who today make up its Board of Trustees, CIC has a special interest in the roles of the photographic image at large.

CIC partners with the NOOR Foundation in the Visual Storytelling in an Open Society program; a sustained training and mentorship opportunity for documentary photographers and photojournalists in Egypt.

The DOEN Foundation promotes sustainable, cultural and social pioneers. In collaboration with the local Egyptian organizations ItF and CIC, the DOEN Foundation generously supported NOOR's Framing the Future workshop and conference in Cairo, Egypt, in May 2011.

A specialized supplier of Software as a Service, picturemaxx™ develops and licenses highly efficient Media Asset Management (MAM) software as well as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) modules for the professional media market, the marketing communication and the information management.

picturemaxx supported NOOR’s 5-year anniversary event at Café Ubu during the 2012 Visa pour l’Image festival.

NOOR thanks Kodak for the ongoing support in supplying the photographers with materials on a number of occasions.

This website is designed and maintained by 10b photography, the 10b Photography staff for this project:

Art direction and manager: Marco Baldovin

Designers: Mauro Aquilanti and Giacomo Paolini

Programming: Filippo Buratti

Al-liquindoi Workshops is based in Barcelona, Spain and works with some of the leading photographers and industry professionals in the photography field. Al-liquindoi has been organizing workshops and long-term training programs and support for photographers around the world for the past decade.

Al-liquindoi partners with the NOOR Foundation in the Visual Storytelling in an Open Society program; a sustained training and mentorship opportunity for documentary photographers and photojournalists in Egypt.