Announcing new members & nominees

NOOR is proud to announce important outcomes of the NOOR Annual General Meeting that took place in Amsterdam, in September 20-24th, 2017.




NOOR welcomes three new nominees: Arko Datto (India), Leonard Pongo (Belgium / Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Sanne De Wilde (Belgium).

About the three nominees, NOOR’s Managing Director Clement Saccomani shares: ”Having Sanne, Arko and Leonard join NOOR helps us to continue to confront dominant narratives using visual storytelling with integrity and passion. We exist to inspire empathy and action. These storytellers share with us this mission and will play an important role in helping us to achieve it.” 

Sanne de Wilde states: “Call me naive, but I believe in the power of the photo-family. Connecting people who share ideals, differ in opinion, reach for the same goals, exchange ideas; eager to learn, teach, share. I see NOOR as a colorful bunch of people where I could add another touch of color to.”


NOOR photographers Tanya Habjouqa and Robin Hammond were voted in unanimously as full members joining the agency as shareholders. 

Tanya Habjouqa says: ”I have found my transnational tribal storytelling family. The character, eccentricity, passion, intellect, curiosity, and integrity of this group inspires one to push further and further. To aspire to more. We find ourselves stronger together.”

Robin Hammond states: “A year ago I had the honor of being accepted as a NOOR nominee. Since then, by working with the NOOR office, I’ve seen my work reach more people, and have a greater impact. The members of the agency have been a constant source of inspiration and support. I’m really grateful now, at the Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam, to have been accepted as a full member into the NOOR family.”