Najiba Noori was born in 1995 in Qom, Iran. Her family emigrated to Iran to escape from the ongoing civil war in Afghanistan. Noori has practiced photography and videography since 2015, and currently works as video journalist for AFP (Agency France Press) in Afghanistan. She has worked on documentary photography projects for various organizations and agencies, including the AFP, BBC, Huffington Post, Afghanistan Today and MSF.
In war-torn countries the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.