Some things simply need to be seen

The photo agency NOOR – signifying light in Arabic – represents thirteen of the world’s most renowned documentary photographers. Their works are published internationally in major daily newspapers and magazines, such as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Le Monde, National Geographic and Stern. The NOOR photographers report with great personal envolvement from areas of conflict and war zones all over the world. Their images give us an understanding of the most pressing issues of today’s world – realized in a visually excellent und aesthetically outstanding manner.

At the occasion of the agency’s 10th anniversary, the exhibition NOOR by NOOR – award-winning reportages on today’s world focuses on this unique photography collective for the first time in Germany. The exhibition brings to mind the most important political and social developments of the past 10 years in the form of award-winning photo reportages.

Focussing on themes such as war and crisis, flight and migration, climate change and women’s rights, NOOR by NOOR presents a selection of 80 photographs and multimedia films: the shattering images from war zones by Yuri Kozyrev, Nina Berman’s portraits of American war veterans Purple Hearts, Bénédicte Kurzen’s documentation of sexual violence in Haiti, the series One Goal on the civil war in Sierra Leone by Pep Bonet and Kadir van Lohuizen’s awakening report Where Will We Go? about the consequences of climate change in the Pacific Ocean.

NOOR, headquartered in Amsterdam, is made up of thirteen photographers: Nina Berman, Pep Bonet, Andrea Bruce, Alixandra Fazzina, Stanley Greene, Tanya Habjouqa, Robin Hammond, Yuri Kozyrev, Bénédicte Kurzen, Sebastián Liste, Kadir van Lohuizen, Jon Lowenstein, Francesco Zizola. .

Curated by Gisela Kayser (Artistic Director Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus) and Katharina Mouratidi (Artistic Director GfHF).

Opening NOOR by NOOR on 14 June 2017, 7 pm. Speakers
Tom Maasen, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Peter Bitzer, Managing Director Agentur laif
Clément Saccomani, Managing Director NOOR

On the occasion of NOOR’s 10th anniversary & the NOOR by NOOR exhibition, GfHF & NOOR are pleased to invite professional photographers to Berlin for special workshops with Tanya Habjouqa and Sebastián Liste. You can find the detailed workshop program and all infos for the application here.

With kind support by:
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
HALBE Rahmen