NOOR confronts the dominant narrative to create global impact using visual storytelling with integrity and passion.
Andrea Bruce, through her work, commitment and courage, helps make our world a better place. She was awarded the 2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award for her lenghty career and her contribution in shedding a light on the untold stories of our world.
Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen received the prestigious Carmignac Photojournalism Award and will begin in the coming weeks an unprecedented photographic and visual adventure. Yuri and Kadir will be the pioneers of a unique narrative.
Their double polar expedition project, "Arctic: New Frontier", will focus on the consequences of the melting of the sea ice for the planet, and the medium-term prospect of its total disappearance.
Yuri Kozyrev will travel towards the East and Kadir van Lohuizen will head West. Each of them will travel halfway across the Arctic Circle to meet in September in the Bering Strait.
From Russia to Norway, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, the two laureates will, in their respective areas of research, explore key issues affecting the Arctic - the opening of new trade routes, the militarisation of borders, the search for mineral resources, polar tourism, etc. – and their impact on our daily lives.
NOOR's Managing Director Clement Saccomani stated: "We had great joy to see Kadir receive the World Press Photo. This award is for NOOR, a huge honor because given for the first time, it rewards the strong and necessary commitment of Kadir and NOOR to register in the honest testimony of our own world and environment."
This award was made possible thanks to our historical partner Nikon. NOOR and .the NOOR Foundation would like to thank our partner Nikon and Nikon Europe, because by uniting our strengths and our talents, we inform the world.