FE 2015

Un progetto del Comune di Reggio nell'Emilia
Comune di Reggio Emilia – Città delle persone

NOOR bio

NOOR profile

Since its establishment in 2007, as both a photo agency and foundation, the international roster of NOOR’s accomplished and award-winning member photographers have documented civil and political unrest, environmental issues, war, famine, and natural disasters throughout the globe. It is an abiding commitment to the fundamental power of photography to bear witness to the struggle for human rights and social justice that form the principles of NOOR.

Nina Berman (USA, 1960)

Nina Berman’s long-term projects have focused primarily on the American political and social landscape. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including World Press Photo, the Open Society Institute and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Nina is an Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Nina lives in New York.

Pep Bonet (Spain, 1974)

Pep Bonet is a filmmaker and photographer. Pep is a recipient of the Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant in Photography and several World Press Photo Awards. His work on social issues has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide. Pep works on personal projects and assignments for clients and NGOs. Pep lives in Mallorca.

Andrea Bruce (USA, 1973)

Through documentary photography, Andrea brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war. For ten years she has chronicled the world’s most troubled areas, focusing especially on Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2012 she was awarded the Chris Hondros Award for her “commitment, willingness and sacrifice in her work”. Andrea lives in Mexico City.

Alixandra Fazzina (UK, 1974)

Alixandra Fazzina’s photography focuses on under-reported conflicts and the humanitarian consequences of war. She has worked independently as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She is the recipient of the 2010 Nansen Refugee Award from the UNHCR. Alixandra is based in London.

Stanley Greene (USA, 1949)

Stanley Greene has worked extensively all over the world. His most well known body of work is his coverage of the war in Chechnya, from which he released the widely recognized book Open Wound. He is a recipient of the Eugene Smith Humanistic Grant and the 2011 Getty Award for Editorial Images. Stanley is based in Beirut.

Yuri Kozyrev (Russia, 1963)

Yuri has covered every major conflict in the former Soviet Union. He lived in Baghdad, Iraq from 2003 to 2009, as a TIME ontract photographer. Yuri’s numerous honors include several World Press Photo awards and the 2011 Visa d’Or News Award for his work on the Arab Spring. He was named the 2011 Photographer of the Year in the POYi competition. Yuri is based in Moscow.

Bénédicte Kurzen (France, 1980)

Bénédicte is a documentary photographer focusing on conflict and socioeconomic changes in Africa. In 2009 she was awarded in the NPPA Best of Photojournalism and she participated in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. She received a grant from the Pulitzer Center, allowing her to produce a body of work on Nigeria. Bénédicte is based in Lagos.

Sebastián Liste (Spain, 1985)

Sebastián 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. Sebastián specializes in long-term, in-depth projects. Currently, he divides his time between Brazil and Spain.

Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands, 1963)

Kadir has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his projects on the seven rivers of the world, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. He is on the supervisory board of World Press Photo and has published five photo books. Kadir is based in Amsterdam.

Jon Lowenstein (USA, 1970)

Over the last 10 years, Jon has specialized in long-term, in-depth documentary photographic projects that question the status quo. Jon garnered the 2007 Getty Award for Editorial Images, was named Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2008, and a Guggenheim Fellow and a TED fellow in 2011. Jon resides in Chicago.

Asim Rafiqui (Sweden & Pakistan, 1966)

Asim Rafiqui is an independent photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden and Kigali, Rwanda. He is an Open Society Fellow and previously, a Fulbright Fellow to India and recipient of an Aftermath Grant. Asim received a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant for his work on the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip. He authors the photography blog The Spinning Head.

Francesco Zizola (Italy, 1962)

Francesco has photographed the world’s major conflicts and its hidden crises. Francesco has received numerous international awards and prizes, nine World Press Photo awards and four Pictures of the Year Awards. Francesco lives in Rome.