Nina Berman

Nina Berman

Nina Berman (USA, 1960) is a documentary photographer, writer, educator and author of two monographs “Purple Hearts - Back from Iraq” (2004) and “Homeland” (2008), both examining war and militarism.Nina spent her first decade in photography covering stories about women in crisis for Time and Newsweek in Bosnia, Afghanistan, India and Mexico. Since 2001, her attention has focused primarily on the American political and social landscape. Her portraits and video work of wounded American veterans from the Iraq War are internationally known. Her work is exhibited in museums and… read full profile ›

Pep Bonet

Pep Bonet

Pep Bonet (Mallorca, 1974) is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has traveled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep's ongoing work around the globe on HIV/Aids has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide. He is also know for a long-term reportage on the rock 'n roll band Motörhead. Pep… read full profile ›

Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce (USA, 1973) is a documentary photographer who brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake. The past ten years she chronicled the world's most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military.For eight years she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post and later as part of… read full profile ›

Alixandra Fazzina

Alixandra Fazzina

Alixandra Fazzina (UK, 1974) focuses with her photography on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. Alixandra has an uncanny ability to work in the most difficult social and geographical environments and is recognized for her compassionate and empathetic approach towards the human condition, always fully aware of the bigger picture. Her photographs cut to the core but are never imposing with a luminous chiaroscuro aesthetic that is distinctly quiet, yet descriptive.Studying Fine Art, she began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then,… read full profile ›

Stanley Greene

Stanley Greene

For the last 25 years, Stanley Greene (New York, 1949) bore witness to births of new dawns, rising and falling empires, invasions of countries, liberations of others, mass migrations, deportations, displacements, famines, conflicts, wars and destructions. He worked on the five continents trying to document the human condition. “Sometimes I wonder if societies just lust for tragedies.”As a teenager, he was a member of the Black Panthers, an anti-Vietnam War activist and later a founding member of SF Camerawork, an exhibition space for avant-garde photography in San Francisco.Stanley studied… read full profile ›

Yuri Kozyrev

Yuri Kozyrev

As a photojournalist for the past 25 years, Yuri Kozyrev (Russia, 1963) has witnessed many world-changing events.He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last empire of our modern times, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news. He was on the scene in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and lived in Baghdad, Iraq, between 2002 and 2009, arriving before the war. During those Iraqi years, he was a contract… read full profile ›

Benedicte Kurzen

Benedicte Kurzen

Bénédicte Kurzen (France, 1980) is a documentary photographer focusing on conflict and socioeconomic changes in the African continent.Bénédicte’s professional photographic career began in 2003 when she moved to Israel, covering hard news as a freelancer in the Gaza Strip, Iraq and Lebanon. In 2004 Bénédicte’s photography developed from hard news to a more documentary style with her work on the lives of volunteer suicide bombers and widows in the Gaza Strip. Bénédicte contributed with this work to the “Violence Against Women” group project, in collaboration with Amnesty International and… read full profile ›

Sebastian Liste

Sebastian Liste

Sebastián Liste (Spain, 1985) is a documentary photographer and sociologist devoted to documenting contemporary issues and the profound cultural changes in Latin America and the Mediterranean - regions where he grew up and knows well. Currently, he divides his time between Brazil and Spain. Sebastián specializes in long-term, in-depth projects to create frameworks to reflect on the social consequences of the choices of today’s decision makers. With his visual projects he aims to generate dialogue and collaboration between subjects and audiences, bringing different world views into confrontation with each other. In… read full profile ›

Kadir van Lohuizen

Kadir van Lohuizen

Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands, 1963) has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas.Before Kadir became a photographer he was a sailor and started a shelter for homeless and drug addicts in Holland. He was also an activist in the Dutch squatter movement.He started to work as a professional freelance photojournalist in 1988 covering the Intifada. In the years following, he worked in many conflict areas… read full profile ›

Jon Lowenstein

Jon Lowenstein

Jon Lowenstein (USA, 1970) is a professional photographer specializing in long-term, in-depth projects that confront the realms of power, poverty, and violence. As a documentary photographer, he strives for unsparing clarity, and believes images make a critical contribution by revealing the subjects of history that lack voice. At the core of his work, and by his own admission, is a lighted love of people. An equally intractable believer in the arts, he asks those who consider photography unessential to picture a world with no pictures.For more than a decade Jon… read full profile ›

Asim Rafiqui

Asim Rafiqui

Asim Rafiqui is an independent photojournalist whose work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Harper's, Stern, National Geographic (France) and many other publications. Asim has reported from Haiti, Japan, India, Pakistan, USA, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Sweden and Ukraine among other places. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, he moved to New York in 1984 to study engineering at Columbia University and has since lived, at various times, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lahore, London, Munich, Bangkok, Stockholm and most recently, Kigali, Rwanda.  He was recently the recipient of an Open Society… read full profile ›

Francesco Zizola

Francesco Zizola

Francesco Zizola (Rome, 1962) has photographed some of the world’s major conflicts and their hidden crises. His book “Born Somewhere” was the result of a 13-year project; covering the situation of children in 28 different countries around the world.Francesco has been awarded many international industry rewards; including the World Press Photo of the Year 1996, documenting the tragedy of land mines in Angola, together with nine other awards in the World Press Photo contests, and four Picture of the Year Awards.Francesco studied anthropology and took up photography as a… read full profile ›

Evelien Kunst

Evelien Kunst [managing director]

Evelien Kunst (The Netherlands, 1972) comes to NOOR with nearly 15 years of international experience in the photographic industry working in advertising, communication, education and photographer relations. From 2008-2012, she worked at The Red Dot Agency, a creative and strategic communications agency. From 1999-2008, she worked at World Press Photo, organizing training for photographers around the world and overseeing the renowned Joop Swart Masterclass. Evelien has an M.A. Degree in Communications from the University of Amsterdam and is based in Amsterdam.