NOOR@noorimages

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Photo by @kadirvanlohuizen / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Gaza Strip, Khan Yunis, May 2003, Portrait of a Palestinian girl in the street.


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Photo by @benedicte_kurzen / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Gaza Strip, Khan Yunis, May 2004, A Palestinian girl lifts her veil to cry during the funeral of Sara, 13, killed by Israeli soldiers.


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Photo by @kadirvanlohuizen / @noorimages | Ratko Mladic “The Butcher of Bosnia” was found guilty today of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide including mass rape. Courage to the survivors and those who testified in this moment of reckoning.

Caption: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Srebrenica, August 1992, Women in the streets of Srebrenica.


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Photo by @nina.berman / @noorimages | Ratko Mladic “The Butcher of Bosnia” was found guilty today of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide including mass rape. Courage to the survivors and those who testified in this moment of reckoning.

Caption: Bosnia, Posusje, 26 December 1992, Muhamed, 21 from Prijedor, Bosnia with his mother Adila. Following the Serb attack on Prijedor, Muhamed was taken to the Keraterm concentration camp where he witnessed Serb forces rape a young Bosnian Muslim girl, and was forced, along with other prisoners, to rape the same girl. "I was in a camp 3 months and 10 days in Keraterm. They beat me on my face and my hands. I was standing in the corner. They had guns pointed at me. They brought in a 12-year-old boy, a Serbian child. He beat me with an iron bar. Two or three days they beat me. They also brought in a girl, a Muslim girl. They forced me to rape her. First they raped her and then we had to rape her. " Muhamed was let out of the camp after his father and mother signed over their house and their family's land to the Serb occupiers. They then fled after being threatened with death by their Serb neighbor. When I met them Muhamed had regressed back to a child.


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Photo by @habjouqa / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: West Bank, Ramallah, January 2013, Teenage girls try on dresses for an upcoming dance.


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Photo by @habjouqa / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Occupied Palestinian Territories, June 2013, Gazan body builders jovially strike poses after a workout.


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Photo by @benedicte_kurzen / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Gaza Strip, July 2004, Young volunteer to suicide bombing who lost members of their family.


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Photo by @habjouqa / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Occupied Palestinian Territories, July 2012, Young man from Khan Ahmar relaxes in his home.


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Photo by @AndreaBruce / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Gaza, August 2012, Asma Al Shala, 16, prays in her home late in the day Tuesday just before the Palestinian TV stated a truce with Israel.


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Photo by @AndreaBruce / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & want to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Bahrain, Manama, February 2011, A wounded protester is brought to the the hospital after trying to reclaim Pearl Square.


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Photo by @habjouqa / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & I decided to focus on Arab youth. I want to share this work to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: West Bank, Za'tara, January 2011, Hayat (left) teaches yoga to the residents of her village. The women are increasing in number each week.


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Photo by @AndreaBruce / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & I decided to focus on Arab youth. I want to share this work to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Egypt, Cairo, April 2011, Enas Noor, 21: "People here now believe "i have a voice, i have freedom" but disobey the laws."


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Photo by @benedicte_kurzen / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & I decided to focus on Arab youth. I want to share this work to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Gaza strip, Rafah, May 2004, Alima, 16, died being shot at whilst hanging laundry.


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Photo by @AndreaBruce / @noorimages | Hey I’m @heba__khamis , an Egyptian visual storyteller. I’ve been invited to curate the NOOR Archive this week & I decided to focus on Arab youth. I want to share this work to show the way NOOR photographers have succeeded in presenting their incredible diversity - across different interests, beliefs, political influences and lifestyles. Over the last 7 years, following the start of Arab Spring, a generation has begun their lives as adults, finding themselves leading revolutions, losing friends and relatives, and having unclear present and future. Through all of that they are trying to find a normal life.

Caption: Iraq, Sokur, November 2011, After working as a day laborer, Ameen, 21, comes home to feed and train his pigeons - one of his hobbies


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Photo by @hammond_robin / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980.

Caption: Zimbabwe, 25 February 2012, Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF celebrate the leader’s 88th birthday in a football stadium in Mutare, Zimbabwe’s third city in the east of the country. Resident’s from many of the countries poor townships were bused to the stadium and the cities school children were required to attend.


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Photo by @hammond_robin / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980.

Caption: Zimbabwe, 23 December 2011, Zimbabwe’s first high-density suburb, Mbare, was established in 1907. It was originally called Harare Township, a name later used for the capital city itself. Harare is a corruption of Haarari, meaning 'One who never sleeps'. The notorious mafia like Chipangano gang, a Zanu PF aligned militia, patrol the suburb extracting bribes and intimidating residents especially around election time. Mbare has become synonymous with diseases, fear, crime, and political violence.


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Photo by @francesco_zizola / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980
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Caption: South Africa, July 2006, Inside the office of Joshua Manenji Mambo Rudere, welfare officer for the Zimbabwe Political Victims Association. The association takes care of 3,200 Zimbabwe clients.


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Photo by @hammond_robin / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980.

Caption: Zimbabwe, 07 February 2012, Impoverished people near Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo made a home from an empty wasteland. Their houses were all destroyed in Operation Murambatsvina. Many, after moving up to seven times, returned back to the same location to rebuild their houses. Women from the community quilt a blanket about the evictions.


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Photo by @francesco_zizola / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980.

Caption: South Africa, July 2006, Sox, 43 years old, former National Director of Intelligence for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and founding member. Between 1999 – 2003, he was arrested eleven times and acquitted 9 times. In March 2002, he was stopped on the road to Harare and accused of knowing the locations of 11 white farms harboring MDC soldiers. Tortured by Central Intelligence Officers (CIO), he was given elctrical shock sto his head, fingers and private parts.


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Photo by @francesco_zizola / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980.

Caption: South Africa, July 2006, Sizalobuhle Mpofu, 21. She joined the oppostion party, MDC in 1999 when it was formed. In Dec. 31, 2001, the green bombers (Mugabe’s young militia) broke into her house, beating her, her mother and grandmother. After that, there was constant pressure on her to join the green bombers. She was raped by soldier and green bomberss and eventually became an informer against MDC. Not being able to stand her double life, she escaped to South Africa in January 2005.


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Photo by @Hammond_Robin / @noorimages | Today, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. Robert Mugabe, 93, has dominated the country's political scene since it gained independence from the UK in 1980.

Caption: Zimbabwe, 15 December 2011, Zimbabwe’s first high-density suburb, Mbare, was established in 1907. It was originally called Harare Township, a name later used for the capital city itself. Harare is a corruption of Haarari, meaning 'One who never sleeps'. It has been one of the most politically volatile areas in the country. Notorious mafias patrol the suburb extracting bribes and intimidating residents especially around election time.


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Photo by @Nina_Berman / @noorimages | Photographer Nina Berman and Lizzie Sadin will discuss the photo and visual approach to violence against women, both in the army and society. Link in bio for more info about the NOOR events running during Paris Photo.


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Photo by @Nina_Berman / @noorimages | Nina Berman (NOOR) and Teun Van Der Heijden (Graphic & Book designer) will discuss and share their experience on the intention, design and conception of photographic book, based on their latest project An Autobiography of Miss Wish, at l'Atelier Neerlandais, in Paris. Link in bio for more info about the NOOR events running during Paris Photo.


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Photo by @Nina_Berman / @noorimages | Nina Berman will be signing her new book “An Autobiography of Miss Wish” at 4PM on Friday, November 10th at the Kehrer publisher house’s stand (F2) at Grand Palais during Paris Photo. Come along and say hi!


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | Sanne De Wilde will be signing her book “The Island of the Color Blind” on Friday, the 10th of November at 5PM at the Kehrer publisher house’s stand (F2) at Grand Palais during Paris Photo. Come along and say hi!


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | Sanne De Wilde will be signing her book “The Island of the Color Blind” on Friday, the 10th of November at 5PM at the Kehrer publisher house’s stand (F2) at Grand Palais during Paris Photo. Come along and say hi!


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Photo by @Nina_Berman / @noorimages | Nina Berman will be signing her new book “An Autobiography of Miss Wish” at 4PM on Friday, November 10th at the Kehrer publisher house’s stand (F2) at Grand Palais during Paris Photo. Come along and say hi!

Caption: USA, New York City, 19 June 2015, Looking for a tree in central park, Kim talked about getting a rubber dingy to float in the pond. Two men came up to her wanting to smoke and have sex, one in the park, on 110th street. I wanted to make a picture of a tree - for the one she once tried to hang her self at Linden Hill (i think) but she also said she would look at trees in central park - imagining the spectacle of being found.


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Photo by @StanleyGreene / @noorimages | From the #NOORarchive : 28 years ago today, the Berlin Wall seperating the two Germanys fell. Historically, it became a key date in European history, where unity was reigned. On this day, NOOR want to think about all the other Walls, physical or mental, in the world stopping people in uniting for the common good., from the US-Mexican border to the Israeli West Bank barrier, as well as the Mediterannean Sea.
Caption: Germany, Berlin, November 1989, Kisses to All.


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Photos by @francesco_zizola / @noorimages | From the #NOORarchive : 28 years ago today, the Berlin Wall, that seperating the two Germanys, fell. Historically, it became a key moment in European history, where unity was reigned. On this day, NOOR want to think about all the other Walls, physical or mental, in the world stopping people in uniting for the common good: from the US-Mexican border to the Israeli West Bank barrier, as well as the Mediterannean Sea.

Captions: Germany, Italy, November 1989, Polaroids of the Berlin Wall.

Berlin, Germany
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Photo by @francesco_zizola / @noorimages | From November 3rd to 19th, the exhibition NOOR by NOOR is on show at l'@atelier_neerlandais in Paris. The exhibition is a unique and fascinating exploration in the archives of the agency and its members carried out by photographers themselves. Find out all the free events we are organising during @photosaintgermain and @parisphotofair .
Caption: South Sudan, 18 March 2011, Children playing on the banks of a tributary of the Nile, near Wau.


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