We are pleased to invite you to the De Donkere Kamer for “Arctic: New Frontier,” on April 4th, in Antwerp, Belgium, where Kadir van Lohuizen will present this pioneering double polar expedition . Photojournalists Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen documented the irreversible impact climate change has had on the entire Arctic territory.
With it's partners World Crunch and Internazionale, we are proud to share that NOOR was awarded funding by the Google Digital News Innovation Fund to develop a new collaborate project "Pix.T: The Blockchain-Driven Marketplace For Photojournalism, Digital Publishing & Exclusive Art Photo Prints".
Pix.T aims to create a vast new marketplace at the service of both photojournalism and online news operations. Turning the digital-print dichotomy on its head, we will build an innovative e-commerce platform powered by blockchain technology to manage the licensing rights of digital images and scale the selling of limited edition prints to the mass market of digital news readership.
Our March Monthly Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest activities and opportunities to engage with us here!
Link to the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/noorimages/march-2019-monthly-newsletter-v2
Kadir Van Lohuizen recently tested the performance of the latest Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera, in the Norwegian Arctic!
Testing the Nikon Z6 in the Norwegian Arctic, performed in pretty extreme temperatures really well and battery lasted much longer then expected. I am a Nikon ambassador, but not writing this to advertise, but because I was impressed
Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde have been nominated for the World Press Photo Contest, Portrait series with their collaborative photographic project Land of Ibeji discovering the mythology of twinhood in Nigeria. West Africa and specifically Yoruba-land (Nigeria’s South West) has ten times more twins than any other region in the world. “Ibeji” meaning 'double birth' and ‘the inseparable two’ in Yoruba stands for the ultimate harmony between two people.
"The project is an invitation to look beyond identity as appearance and beyond the exoticism of the identical by calling upon a universal mythological figure: The Twin. It is an invitation for the viewer to travel back into the past and through that rediscover the present and move into the future.
We hope the ‘Ibeji’ project will inspire other creators. We would love for Nigerian artists to contribute from their perspective and expand on the project. We are very grateful for the participation and patience of the people we photographed and the time they spent with us.
We also want to thank Nikon Europe in believing and supporting this challenging project and allowing us to develop this project fully."
This project was graciously supported by the Nikon Europe Ambassador program.
Our January Monthly Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest activities and opportunities to engage with us here!
Link to the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/noorimages/january-2019-newsletter
Photo by Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for Carmignac Fondation
Yuri Kozyrev's & Kadir van Lohuizen's latest project, Arctic: New Frontier, is in TIME's top 100 photos of 2018. Their Arctic project is laureate of the 9th Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme.