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Photo Agency Committed to Promoting Global Understanding Launched in U.S. at PhotoPlus

Oct. 16, 2007, NEW YORK – On Thursday, October 18th, nine of the world's leading documentary photographers presented their new agency “Noor” to the US with a two-day studio show at CVZ Contemporary. Noor’s mission is to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent in-depth visual reports and collectively and actively promote, exhibit and sell the work of its member photographers.

Noor – launched September 6th in France – is: Yuri Kozyrev (Russia), Stanley Greene (United States), Francesco Zizola (Italy), Jodi Bieber (South Africa), Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands), Philip Blenkinsop (Australia), Pep Bonet (Spain), Jan Grarup (Denmark), Samantha Appleton (United States) and managing-director Claudia Hinterseer (The Netherlands).

All ten members of Noor will host the “One Noor in New York” show, exhibiting visual reports on important social, political, environmental and cultural issues with a highly personal visual grammar.

NOOR is grateful to KODAK and ImageKing Visual Solutions for printing the images for the New York exhibit. All of the images are printed on KODAK Ultra Endura matte paper.

Address: CVZ Contemporary 446 Broadway, 5th Floor b/t Grand & Howard New York, NY 10013

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In addition to the exhibit, attendees to this year’s PhotoPlus Expo, held at the Javits Convention Center, could meet the Noor photographers at the Kodak booth, #1244.

In a combined effort, Noor will promote, sell and exhibit the work of its nine founding member photographers. Projects of the photographers and the online picture library with archival photography can be accessed via