The NOOR Foundation is an international non-profit committed to democratic principles and positive social change through the creative advancement of visual journalism and the documentary arts. NOOR produces innovative high-impact photographic and visual communication projects in partnership with museums, festivals, universities, and organizations on critical issues such as global warming, migration, civil rights, and equity and justice. We aim to inspire dialogue and action by hosting public screenings and events with activists and experts in visual arts, journalism, and politics. Through our immersive workshops and unique master classes, we train hundreds of young photographers and filmmakers around the globe on ethics, creative practice, and the responsibilities of visual journalists to be critical thinkers and compassionate investigators.
Nikon supports educational programs and invests in the next generation of storytellers. Since 2007, NOOR Foundation has taught approximately 1000 students in over 70 countries.
Headquartered in Amsterdam and established in 2007, the NOOR foundation has worked with a diverse group of partners including Medecins Sans Frontieres, Free Press International, Greenpeace, Oxfam, Prince Claus Fund, Open Society Foundation, UNFPA, UNHCR, Eindhoven Design Academy, United Photo Industries, Art Works Projects, Amnesty International, East Wing, ICRC, WHO, ICC, SOMO, FAO, Action Aid, Time, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde, Channel 4, The New Yorker, L’Internazionale, La Repubblica, The Guardian, Le Monde, Liberation, L’Obs, Vogue, Marie Claire, Docking Station, Gulf Photo Plus, Keystone, Kontinent among many.