Nora Lorek

Gothenburg, Sweden

Biography

German/Swedish, b. 1992

Nora has been living in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2005. She holds a degree in Photojournalism from Mid Sweden University. In addition to her regular assignments for newspapers she has been working on long term projects with a focus on migration and human rights.

Over the past years she has been working on projects in refugee camps and informal settlements, trying to visualise the stories beyond the statistics and headlines. She has accompanied refugees and migrants on their way along the borders of Europe, showing the solidarity of those in need of protection.

In 2016 Nora was the first Swede to win the College Photographer of the Year award, given by the University of Missouri, which led her to National Geographic and her ongoing project in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements in Uganda.

Nora joined Panos Pictures in 2018.

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In 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan and become the world’s newest country.


"One day the soldiers came to my home and tortured me in front of my kids.


On 18 February 2017 US President Donald Trump gave a speech in Melbourne, Florida.


William Katende, his wife and six children own six hectares of farmland about 300 meters from the equator where they mainly grow matoke, a starchy variety of banana which is picked green and cooked.


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France.


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France.


The Jungle was a refugee camp near Calais in northern France.