2017, Year in Review


As we celebrated our 10th anniversary and reaffirmed our principles as independent journalists, photographers, filmmakers & artists, NOOR stood with resisters around the world fighting authoritarianism and racism in all forms as well as shining a light on the darkest places in the world.

We round up the main stories by NOOR authors over the course of the past 12 months, as well as our assertive actions to inform the world and nurture new talents.

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  • BEN2017002C | Protest against Trump's immigration ban
  • BRA2017001C | Sanitation: Open Defecation
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  • HAT2017007C | Anti-terrorist training for tourists
  • NuryanaÕs son (9) in territory controlled by Islamic State.
  • Waste Lagos, January 2017
  • LIS2017001C | US-Mexican border
  • LIS2017003D | Aleppo After the Fall
  • LIS2017003D | Aleppo After the Fall
  • LIS2017003D | Aleppo After the Fall
  • LOK2017002C | Hurricaine Irma hits Miami
  • LOK2017002C | Hurricaine Irma hits Miami

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Leonard Pongo

This series focuses on daily life in the mining province of Katanga in Congo…

the island of the colourblind

Sanne De Wilde

In the late 18th century a catastrophic typhoon swept over Pingelap, a tiny atoll…

the youth of russia

Yuri Kozyrev

A generation born under Vladimir PutinStop by any classroom or college in Russia, and…


Kadir van Lohuizen

Since early 2016 I have been investigating six megacities in the world (Jakarta, Tokyo,…


Arko Datto

Picnicking is far from a simple affair in eastern India. In a land where…

hellbangers, botswana’s underground metal culture

Pep Bonet

Spared by civil wars and dictatorships, Botswana stands as the quiet child of a…

samoa kekea

Sanne De Wilde

In Samoan, Kekae means albino. Sanne de Wilde explores the role genetics play in peoples…

Planet Kolyma

Yuri Kozyrev

Land of gold and land of death The 2000 km-long M56 Kolyma Highway in the…