Awards

Kadir van Lohuizen tests the Nikon Z6 Mirrorless camera in the Norwegian Arctic

Kadir Van Lohuizen recently tested the performance of the latest Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera, in the Norwegian Arctic!

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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

Arctic: New Frontier is at Saatchi Gallery

Opening Friday in London at Saatchi Gallery, Arctic: New Frontier by Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen! This project was the 9th laureate of the Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme, graciously supported by the Fondation Carmignac.

Bénédicte Kurzen & Sanne De Wilde, nominated for a World Press Poto

NOOR and the NOOR Foundation are very proud to announce that Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde have been nominated for the World Press Photo Contest, Portrait Stories.

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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.

On receiving their nomination, Bénédicte Kurzen and Sanne De Wilde shared:

"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."


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This project was graciously supported by the Nikon Europe Ambassador program.

"Arctic: New Frontier" exhibited at Saatchi Gallery, London.

Yuri Kozyrev's & Kadir van Lohuizen's latest project "Arctic: New Frontier" will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, from March 15th onwards!

This project was the laureate of the 9th Prix Carmignac du Photojournalisme, graciously supported by the Fondation Carmignac.

Our January Monthly Newsletter is out!

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

 Congo DR, Kasai Central, Luemba, 16 March 2018

A field outside of Luemba that has been slashed and burnt. Despite the conflicts and the destruction of many fields in 2016 and 2017, people who have returned to their homes started planting again and although malnutrition is still a problem, people are finding solutions to find food. Central Kasaï Province.

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NOOR December Newsletter is out now!

Our December Newsletter is out now, so make sure to check out the latest work at NOOR, as well as education opportunities, and all the upcoming exhibitions!

TIME's top 100 photos of 2018

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.

 Murmansk Russia September 2018:
 Nakhimov Naval School in Murmansk 
the Russian government paid great attention to patriotic education of the new generation, 

Under the decision of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, there have nine presidential
Cadet and Nakhimov schools established countrywide over the last five years. In total, there are 29 pre-higher education schools in the Russian Federation.

Arctic: New Frontier in the Washington Post

Photo by Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for Carmignac Fondation

"Arctic: New Frontier", a pioneering double expedition by Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen which explores the effects of climate change on the entire Arctic territory, is published in the Washington Post as a online feature as well as a weekend supplement.

Through their project, they experienced the dramatic transformation of natural landscapes and the demographics in the Arctic, and the impact of these changes on the lives of the region’s inhabitants. This project is the 9th Prix Carmignac for Photojournalism, funded by the Carmignac Foundation.

 Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region   Russia  September  2018
The Yamal peninsula in western Siberia, a homeland of nomadic Nenets reindeer herders.
The Nenets people of the Siberian arctic are the guardians of a style of reindeer herding that is the last of its kind. Through a yearly migration of over a thousand kilometres, these people move gigantic herds of reindeer from summer pastures in the north to winter pastures just south of the Arctic Circle. No-one knows for certain whether it is the reindeer that lead the people or vice versa. What is certain is that fewer places on earth are home to a more challenging environment, an environment where temperatures plummet to -50C and where crossing the worlds fifth largest river as it deep-freezes is just part of the routine. Such a difficult environment unites the people physically through a regimented work ethic, but far more importantly, the Yamal-Nenets are unified by a robust and vibrant culture. It is a culture that has had to survive a turbulent history, from early Russian colonisation, to Stalin’s terror regime, to the modern day dangers of a rapacious oil and gas development programme.

Robin Hammond - World Press Photo 2017

ROBIN HAMMOND - WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2017

 

 

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We are pleased to announce that NOOR photographer Robin Hammond has been awarded 2nd prize in the People category of World Press Photo 2017 for his portrait of 41 year old Hellen Alfred from Juba in South Sudan.

"I am delighted to receive this award. For six years I’ve been working to highlight the challenges faced by people living with mental health problems. People like the South Sudanese woman in this picture, Hellen. No other health issue impacts more people, yet is so neglected. Stigma eliminates conversation, and the very existence of people living with mental health problems. It is my hope that the thousands around the world who will now see her face will ask - who is this woman? What is her story? That is the moment mental health stops being about an abstract and ignored issue and starts being about individuals who deserve to be seen, and need to be heard."

 

Robin Hammond

 

 

Hellen's portrait is part of Robin Hammond's In my world, a project which seeks to humanize a neglected and abstract issue by allowing people living with mental health problems to be seen and heard and, as a result, have mental health become the global health priority it deserves to be.

 

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NOOR's Managing Director Clement Saccomani on the WPP award:

 

"Congratulations to Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici for the World Press Photo of the Year and also to all winners of 2017 World Press Photo Contest!

 

NOOR Photographer Robin Hammond won second prize on People - Singles category for his beautiful portrait of 41 year old Hellen Alfred from Juba in South Sudan. Robin Hammond and his NOOR’s colleagues are confronting the dominant narrative using visual storytelling with integrity and passion.  As a group, they exist to inspire empathy and action. Congratulations Robin!"

 

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ABOUT IN MY WORLD

 

To document the mental health impact of conflicts and disasters in sub-Saharan Africa, photographer and human rights campaigner Robin Hammond travelled to eleven countries. He spent time with the displaced in refugee camps, former child soldiers in slums and saw the impact of corruption on facilities for the mentally ill. The resulting work went on to become the book: ‘Condemned: mental health in African countries in crisis,’ and was published in magazines globally. The work has been exhibited on every continent, and went on to win some of photojournalism’s most prestigious awards.

Robin spent five years working on his mental health project. In the course of that work he came to recognize that a lack of space for the voices of people living with mental health problems is a major impediment to a world where mental health is recognized as a global health priority. In addition, stigma and silence form twin barriers in the path towards a society where people living with mental health problems can be seen, and valued, as equal members of the communities in which they live.

With In my world, Hammond and his not for profit organization, Witness Change, are working to contribute towards breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and to the amplification of these marginalized voices.

Robin is working with a group of partners including Handicap International, other not for profit organizations, and a major educational institution to share stories of people living with mental health problems and document the situations in which they must live.

In my world, will be live from June 2017.

sebastian liste wins the stern grant

We are excited to announce that Sebastian Liste has been awarded the STERN Grant,

the newly-established scholarship award for young photojournalists, at this year's

LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism.

 

 

'I’m very pleased to win the stern Grant and feel honored by the confidence the team at stern Magazine is putting in my work. Over the past seven years, I have been conducting an in-depth research on crime, punishment and security in Latin America. Violence in Mexico, in particular, has become naturalized in everyday life and is reproduced across diverse spheres of society. The grant will provide me with the necessary time and funds to further investigate the roots of this endemic violence and its impact on the entire nation.' Sebastian Liste

 

Check out Sebastian Liste's work on Latin America: ow.ly/dice301oi0O