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@sanne_de_wilde, @benedicte_kurzen and NOOR are proud to announce their book Land of Ibeji! Sanne De Wilde and Bénédicte Kurzen investigate the mythology of twins in Nigeria where the rate of natural twin births is higher than anywhere else in the world. As sacred beings, twins’ magical and spiritual powers are celebrated with mythical fervour, but also condemned as unnatural. ‘Ibeji’, meaning ‘double birth’ and ‘the inseparable two’ in Yoruba, stands for the ultimate harmony between two people. Embracing this concept, the photographers created richly intriguing, intensely colourful portraits of twins. They played with the concept of doubling to create an imaginative photographic story, using double exposures, mirror reflections and colour filters. Through these pictorial processes, the two artists produced inventive double portraits, while also working together as twin-like co-authors. Land of Ibeji is the magical, colourful result. Their signed book is now for sale in the NOOR Shop. There are also 44 limited editions available including a signed print! Click the link in our bio to order the book!
@kravetsphoto made a film for FIDH in collaboration with @annazekria and @estoyaquiporti. Animations by @juliedehalleux! The short documentary illustrates the Russian government’s ongoing, concerted campaign to cement its monopoly on historical memory. Click the link in our bio to watch Olga039;s film!
This photograph by @nina_berman is featured in the Present Tense exhibition at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition is about recent extraordinary political, social and economic events, including the Covid-19 Pandemic. The exhibition is on show until the 29 th of August 2021. Click the link in our bio to find out more about the exhibition!
@sanne_de_wilde is featured in the Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography at the Nederlands Fotomuseum. The Gallery of Honour consists of 99 iconic works that represent 180 years of photography through six time periods. It showcases work by dozens of photographers who explored boundaries, developed new techniques, and brought about innovation. Click the link in our bio to find out more about the permanent exhibit!
NOOR and @pepbonet_noor are happy to announce his upcoming book Hellbangers! Pep Bonet has been following Overthrust, a heavy metal band from Botswana, Africa, and shows us a growing, exciting an thoroughly organic heavy metal community. Ten years ago, one group existed. Today there are more than ten – and their fans are growing every year. The inhabitants of Botswana portrayed in this book are tattooed, wear loudly and proudly leather jackets, leather trousers and play heavy death metal music. Imagine the DIY ingenuity of their ‘costume creation’ involving harvested animal skulls and other natural elements. With names like Demon and Gunsmoke, it would be easy though to think they are thugs, but “We try to be exemples. Rock is a wild thing, but also something for the heart”, says Gunsmoke, the heavy metal head. Here too, the lyrics of the songs are very critical towards societies, just like their western peers. Metal in Botswana is rebellious movement against authorities. This is the story of what looks at first to be an unlikely union, yet one which powerfully illustrates how music, how heavy metal music, has become a positively unifying force in an unlikely part of the world. We have an exclusive offer in the NOOR shop that includes the signed book and a numbered, signed and stamped print. If you order before July 31st you will get €50 off. There is only a limited stock of 50 units available! Click the link in bio to pre-order the book!
Photo by @olgakravets / @noorimages The collective NOOR/PULSE exhibition in the Museum of Photography in Charleroi is open since May 28th. The exhibition includes works of all NOOR photographers! Click the link in bio for more information about the exhibition. Caption: Russia, Ekazhevo, 13 May 2010 A destroyed house in the village of Ekazhevo, Ingushetia, Russia. On March 2,2010, four men were killed and three were detained here during a security operation by Russian forces. The prominent radical ideologist Said Buryatsky (born Alexander Tikhomirov, converted at the age of 15) was among the killed.
The portal for the Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship is open for applications! Applicants can submit their work until August 6th 2021. Click the link in bio to apply! Caption: Iran, 1994 A man in a suit wades through the shallow shores of the Caspian Sea in the region of Gilan, 1994. The luxuries of today’s Caspian Coast make the pre-Islamic Revolution (1979) excesses seem modest in comparison. In some gated communities, second homes go for at least a million dollars, and most restaurants and shops along the way hawk souvenirs at prices not far below those at beach resorts in the United States.
Photo by @alixandrafazzinanoor / @noorimages - In a feature length radio programme presented by BBC correspondent Allan Little, NOOR Photographer and Author Alixandra Fazzina explored themes of imagery and conflict alongside Janine di Giovanni, Paul Lowe, Zaina Erhaim and Juliet Wilson-Bareau. Click the link in our bio to listen to the radio feature! Caption: OBOCK, DJIBOUTI - DECEMBER 2018 A pair of almost new pink lace-up shoes are left on the shore of a beach where a smuggler’s boat just departed for Yemen with approximately forty-five clandestine passengers. In a night time operation through the desert, seven groups of Ethiopian tahrib were transferred in complete darkness to the shores of Eastern Djibouti. So frantic was the procedure that the path to the small wooden boat is littered with shoes and still-sealed water bottles left in haste by the emigrants.
The Arctic exhibition at the @vriendvanbavink Gallery in Amsterdam is still on show publicly until the end of this week! The project "Arctic: New Frontier" is a collaborative project by @kadirvanlohuizen and @yuri.kozyrev. Yuri Kozyrev travelled towards the East and Kadir van Lohuizen headed West. Each of them travelled halfway across the Arctic Circle to meet in September in the Berin Strait. From Russia to Norway, Greenland, Canada and Alaska, the two laureates, in their respective areas of research, explored key issues affecting the Arctic - the opening of new trade routes, the militarisation of borders, the search for mineral resources, polar tourism, etc. - and their impact on our daily lives. Click the link in bio for more info about the exhibition!
Tanya Habjouqa continues her longstanding work looking at daily life in Israeli occupied Palestine with her recent publication in National Geographic: "Freedom, freedom, we want to live in freedom." Inside the lives of Palestinians enduring decades-old occupation. A vendor sells corn in Deir Anan village, part of the occupied Palestinian territory. A picture of him and his best friend, who was killed by Israeli soldiers a couple years earlier, sits atop the cart. Photograph by Tanya Habjouqa/NOOR for National Geographic @habjouqa @natgeo #palestine
We are proud to announce the second Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship! � The application portal will open on June 5th. The Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship supports professional underrepresented photojournalists who create work that echoes the passion with which Stanley approached photography. Click the link in bio to find out more! ------------ Caption: The female band, Frightwig, posing at the Mabuhay Gardens in 1984. Stanley Greene © Noorimages 2013 The band were made of Cecilia Lynch, Susan Miller, Deanna Ashley and Mia Levin. They formed in San Francisco in 1983, as they were bored with the ‘fucked’ male dominated rock scene and the growing number of ‘hair’ bands. Their shows included the worshipping of women and the band ordering male members of the audience to dance naked. Sadly at the end of the 1980s Deanna and Cecilia entered the Betty Ford rehab centre for drugs and alcohol abuse. The most psychotic, beautiful and cathartic band of the 1980s was dead. ------------
We are proud to announce the second Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship! � The application portal will open on June 5th. The Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship supports professional underrepresented photojournalists who create work that echoes the passion with which Stanley approached photography. Click the link in bio to find out more! ------------ Caption: Grozny. January 1995. Food and water supplies stopped within days of the assault. Men and women searched for sustenance among exploding shells. Gaining control of Grozny did not take the Russians hours, but weeks. The Chechens were difficult to beat because they did not engage in conventional warfare. During the siege the bulk of the rebels were training south of the city; General Maskhadov knew that a large, poorly armed force could have been ring-fenced and trapped with relative ease. Most importantly, previous city surveyors and town planners were now fighters, giving the Chechen command intimate knowledge of the hidden arteries and conduits of the city?s gas and water systems. Day and night they infiltrated Russian lines with hundreds of three-man hit teams popping out of nowhere, typically two riflemen protecting a fighter with anti-tank rockets. Countless Russian armoured personnel carriers were destroyed at intersections and strategic points with huge casualties. ------------