In 2007, at a critical juncture for photojournalism, a highly talented, extremely motivated, and very creative group of international photographers decided to join together.
NOOR’s mission is to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent in-depth visual reports and collectively and actively promote, exhibit and sell the work of its member photographers.
The eleven members -ten photographers and Claudia Hinterseer, NOOR’s managing director and co-owner- are in NOOR together to direct their professional lives towards achieving their vision by effectively pooling their resources.
NOOR is an Arabic word that means light.
Samantha Appleton, Philip Blenkinsop, Nina Berman, Pep Bonet, Jan Grarup, Stanley Greene, Yuri Kozyrev, Jon Lowenstein, Kadir van Lohuizen, Francesco Zizola