features

NOOR is a collective of visual storytellers specializing in contemporary global issues. We create personal and self-initiated photo essays and features and do international photography and multimedia assignments for editorial clients, NGO’s and other organizations committed to the fundamental power of photography to bear witness to the struggle for human rights and social justice. We seek to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing visual reports that stimulate positive social change, and impact views on human rights and other issues of global concern.

nota roja – guatemala city

Jon Lowenstein

Guatemala's newly inaugurated president Alvaro Colom has promised to sharply decrease the violence in…

calabria ndrangheta

Francesco Zizola

Italy, Calabria 2007. The Calabrian 'Ndrangheta is one of the most powerful and ruthless…

a fragile normalcy

Yuri Kozyrev

Daily life in Baghdad and elsewhere has regained a semblance of normalcy; however, bloodshed…

empire of dirt

Stanley Greene

I began this quest to try and understand the back-story of the tragedy of…

maldives: a broken paradise

Francesco Zizola

Known as a tourist paradise, a picture postcard, a honeymoon dream - the Maldives…

chicagoland

Jon Lowenstein

Chicago is not typically designated in dream-like terms. If anything, its nostalgia is evoked…

violence in colombia

Francesco Zizola

Every 8 minutes a woman is killed in the world. Colombia has the second…

election day polaroids

Jon Lowenstein

The 2008 Presidential election came to an end on November 4, 2008 as South…

diamonds

Pep Bonet

Sierra Leone has suffered from conspicuously constrained economic growth. In spite of this negative…

marine wedding

Nina Berman

Retired Marine Sgt. Ty Ziegel, seriously wounded in Iraq by a suicide bomber got…

ossetia conflict

Yuri Kozyrev

On August 7, 2008, Georgian tanks entered Tskhinvali, capital of the breakaway region of…

when hunger is green

Francesco Zizola

Amidst the lushness of dark green maize and banana leaves, children in southern Ethiopia…