the new brazil

Due to its economic reforms, immense natural resources and vibrant multicultural society, Brazil is a country in fast transition. Its recent developments and rising economic boom  gained the country regional and international recognition.

NOOR puts a spotlight on this growing and complex modern society; creating an eyewitness record of the many faces of the world’s fifth largest country, both geographically and in population count, and the seventh – and fastest growing – economic power on the planet.

This project is realized with a generous grant from Nikon Europe BV, long time supporter of NOOR’s mission.

  • Brazil's New Middle Class
  • Vila Olimpia is the new financial district in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As downtown became unpopular and obsolete business leaders decided to build new financial businesses in the Vila Olympia area. This began in the early 2000's as the Brazilian economy began
  • Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil - October 2012 - Cafe Bahia
  • Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil - October 2012 - Cafe Bahia
  • Brazil's New Middle Class
  • Sao Paulo's skyline as seen from the Terrao Italia.  Terrao Italia means the Italian Terrace and is the highest restaurant in the city. It is also one of the tallest buildings. The restaurant which is one of the most fancy and well visited dining destin
  • Transsexuals in Brazil by Pep Bonet / NOOR
  • Brazil, the pacification of the favela's in Rio
  • Brazil's New Middle Class
  • Photographs from the Jardins neighborhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Transsexuals in Brazil by Pep Bonet / NOOR
  • Brazil, the pacification of the favela's in Rio

the new brazil

NOOR

Due to its economic reforms, immense natural resources and vibrant multicultural society, Brazil is…

the dam boom

Yuri Kozyrev

Belo Monte Dam will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project. At a cost of…

sao paolo rising

Jon Lowenstein

During the next four years Brazil will host both the 2014 World Cup and…

pacifying the favelas

Kadir van Lohuizen

In view of the upcoming big sport events, Rio de Janeiro's favelas are undergoing…

brazil’s new middle class

Francesco Zizola

Brazil is booming, and so is its middle class. Between 2005 and 2011, more…

all imperfect things: brazil’s transsexuals

Pep Bonet

Transgender political activism in Brazil began in the 1990’s, around the same time the…

the power of women

Andrea Bruce

Brazil is catching up to Europe and the United States as one of the…

salvador da bahia

Stanley Greene

Salvador da Bahia is a city of about 3 million citizens located in Brazil’s…