New Documentary Photo Agency Noor, Founded by Nine of the World's Leading Photojournalists, Selects Digital Railroad As Technology and Services Provider

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Digital Railroad Enables Noor's Award-winning Documentary Photographers Based in Logistically Challenging Locations to Easily Manage, Market and Sell Their Photography to Photo Buyers Worldwide

Digital Railroad, the trusted provider of Web-based archiving and marketing services for the professional photography industry, today announced that Noor has selected Digital Railroad as its technology and services provider to promote, sell and exhibit the work of Noor's internationally renowned documentary photographers. Noor is founded by nine award-winning independent photographers who produce globally-relevant, in-depth visual reports. Digitalrailroad.net is the fastest-growing collection of high-quality images from professional photographers and agencies around the world.

Officially launched at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, Noor (http://archive.noorimages.com) is founded by highly-respected documentary photographer members who produce award-winning imagery on important social, political, environmental and cultural issues around the world. Noor's founding members include Samantha Appleton (United States), Jodi Bieber (South Africa), Philip Blenkinsop (Australia), Pep Bonet (Spain), Jan Grarup (Denmark), Stanley Greene (United States), Yuri Kozyrev (Russia), Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands), and Francesco Zizola (Italy). Claudia Hinterseer is the agency's managing director, based in Amsterdam.

"We are one of the first documentary agencies that is fully launching into the digital age," said Claudia Hinterseer, managing director of Noor. "By enabling our photographers to instantly upload and share their images with editors around the globe quickly and easily, Digital Railroad helps our photographers efficiently reach a broader audience. It also enables editors to easily search, purchase and download our high-resolution images. Working with the Digital Railroad team is a joy, as they truly share our excitement about our new venture."

Digital Railroad's innovative and comprehensive suite of online services (http://www.digitalrailroad.net) provides photographers and agencies with the tools to manage, market and sell images to photo buyers directly via their own branded Web sites powered by Digitalrailroad.net

"Noor is an important new agency, covering complex events in logistically challenging locations such as Baghdad, Sierra Leone, Chechnya, Central America, and Bangkok, among others," said Evan Nisselson, Digital Railroad founder and CEO. "Digital Railroad helps streamline Noor's photo management so its photographers can quickly get their images online and in front of their buyers. By reducing time consuming production work, Digital Railroad is able to help connect buyers and photographers quickly and efficiently, enabling them to spend more time covering crucial stories."

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Digital Railroad (http://www.digitalrailroad.net) is the trusted provider of online technology and services for the global community of buyers and sellers of professional photography. Digital Railroad members actively manage images on topics such as sports, news, celebrity, creative, nature, and stock. Digital Railroad's comprehensive suite of online services transforms the way that photographers and agencies manage, market and sell images worldwide.

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Mark Ippolito, Digital Railroad
+1.206.652.5296 x114
mippolito @ digitalrailroad.net

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