Join us on Thursday, 3 February at 7pm for an artist talk and Q&A session with Kadir van Lohuizen. In this one hour talk, the photographer Kadir van Lohuizen will cover his long-term project After Us the Deluge, showing the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities. This event has limited seating, so RSVP to secure your spot!
After Us the Deluge
Van Lohuizen has covered scenes over 10 years across different regions around the world, showing the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities. He travelled to Greenland, USA, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Panama and the Pacific. There, he captured the havoc caused by global warming. His work serves as a stark warning that this is not a future occurrence or disaster waiting to happen, but is a contemporary catastrophe that yields limited media coverage, and is a real adversity being faced by many people at present. He offers an insight on what governments do or often don’t do, and how often people are forced to respond to it without waiting for their governments to act. The result is both a period piece and a journalistic project that spans photography, video and text. It has been adapted for a TV series, as well as published in multiple publications, a dedicated photobook, and showcased in various exhibitions.
Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands, 1963) has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the rising of sea levels, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas. He started to work as a professional freelance photojournalist in 1988 covering the Intifada. In the years following, he worked in many conflict areas in Africa, such as Angola, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Liberia and the DR of Congo.
Kadir has received numerous prizes and awards in photojournalism. In 2000 and 2002 Kadir was both a jury member of the World Press Photo contest and on the supervisory board of the World Press Photo foundation. His photo book Diamond Matters, the diamond industry was published by Mets & Schilt (Holland), Dewi Lewis (UK) and Umbrage editions (USA) and awarded the prestigious Dutch Dick Scherpenzeel Prize for best reporting on the developing world. The project was also recognized with a World Press Photo Award, and his work Wasteland received 1st World Press Photo Prize in the Environmental category. In 2018, Kadir van Lohuizen and photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev were the laureates of the 9th Prix Carmignac for Photojournalism, where they undertook a year long expedition through the Arctic, documenting the consequences of the climate crisis.
Kadir is a frequent lecturer and photography teacher and is based in Amsterdam.