NOOR | best of 2015

2015 through the lens of NOOR photographers  


NOOR photographers are committed to documenting wars, inequalities, revolutions, migration and environmental justice around the world. 


We are pleased to present a collection of some of their most compelling and powerful stories of 2015. 



between two oceans

Sebastian Liste

Following Simon Bolivar's dream to unify South America, in 2003 Brazilian former President, Lula…

the new cocoa women

Francesco Zizola

The New Cocoa Women is the name of a project sponsored by Luigi Zaini…

a mass migration crisis

Yuri Kozyrev

We are witnessing the largest movement of people since the Second World War. Although…

climate change: coral and mangrove restoration in jamaica, seychelles and grenada

Kadir van Lohuizen

Rising Sea Levels: Coral Reefs and Mangroves, Issues and Solutions The Small Island Development States…

the caliphate of ashes

Benedicte Kurzen

March 2015 - Baga, Bama, Gwoza, Michika, Mubi, Buni Yadi, Monguno… Our convoy races…

young cuba

Sebastian Liste

Cuba and its capital Havana have undergone great cultural changes since the lift of…

romania’s disappearing girls

Andrea Bruce

Fueled by poverty and corruption, exacerbated by religious dogma, Romania is loosing a generation…

in the same boat

Francesco Zizola

In 2015 the ever-increasing number of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean on unseaworthy…

texas muslim capitol day

Nina Berman

Islamaphobia fuels the fire of hate speech in America today - and is exacerbated…

lincoln’s promise

Jon Lowenstein

Lincoln's Promise looks at the state of the Union by tracing the route of…

a golden racket

Pep Bonet

Every year, Switzerland imports thousands of tonnes of mined gold. What should be gold…

another frozen zone?

Yuri Kozyrev

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 people since…