Title: REAL. Special NOOR Photo Agency § Publication: Spring 2009 / Softcover / 84 pages / 21×26 cm § Photographers: Francesco Zizola, Jan Grarup, Jon Lowenstein, Kadir van Lohuizen, Pep Bonet, Philip Blenkinsop, Samantha Appleton, Stanley Greene, Yuri Kozyrev § Introduction by: MaryAnne Golon.
Real. Special NOOR Photo Agency
[N]oor is an Arabic word that means “light”. Only a year and a half ago, at a critical juncture for photojournalism, a highly talented, extremely motivated, and very creative group of international photographers decided to join together with “light” in their collective mind. In its truest form, photojournalism is light: it focuses its audience on important stories often cloaked in darkness. The goal of the photo agency Noor is to produce, publish, and exhibit long term visual projects on topics of human concerns to a broad international audience while maintaining the dignity of the subjects. (MaryAnne Golon)