Capturing climate change

In the run-up to this year’s World Press Photo Expo, we talk with Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen about the role of photojournalism, his drive to document worldwide environmental and climate change issues, and his latest work on the consequences of rising sea levels.

Kadir van Lohuizen has worked all over the world; he is known for long-running projects on socially engaging topics, including the seven world rivers, the diamond industry, migration in the Americas, and the (bad) way six mega-cities deal with waste. For this last project, Wasteland, he received 1st World Press Photo Prize in the Environmental category (2018).

In his latest project After us the deluge, Van Lohuizen documents the human consequences of rising sea levels. He uses his personal artistic vision and experience to show human stories behind the alarming statistics of climate change. Van Lohuizen has won numerous awards and prizes in photojournalism and is co-founder of NOOR Images. In 2000 and 2002, he was on the jury of the World Press Photo contest and, until recently, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the World Press Photo Foundation.

World Press Photo Exhibition

Each year, the prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition travels all over the world to major cities like Tokyo, Rome, and Sydney. And each year, it lands in Eindhoven at our university. From 24 November until 16 December 2021, you can get up close and personal with the most exceptional and intriguing press photos of the year. Further info about the free exhibition (including opening hours) can be found here.

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