When the going gets tough, Kadir van Lohuizen gets snapping. This internationally acclaimed, award winning photo-journalist is committed to capturing the struggles people face around the world each day and recording what would normally go unreported.
To help raise awareness of the issues he documents, Kadir has co-founded NOOR, an international non-profit photo agency which provides a visual history of mankind and in doing so, aims to educate people about the world they live in.
We’re delighted and honoured to be hosting several regular guest posts from Kadir on our blog over the coming months. The blogs will be on his Via PanAm project, a 10-month, 15-country trip looking at migration in the Americas, and the role it has played in climate change, war and conflict, and economical issues. The first post will be from the start of his journey in Tierra del Fuego. Subsequent posts from his epic journey will feature still images and video from this fascinating project.
Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be posting his first next week.
A day before Kadir flew off to begin his PanAm project, we managed to get some time with him to hear about his impending trip, his views on photojournalism and life as a photographer. He was also kind enough to show us the kit he’ll be taking to the Americas. Check out the video we shot with a D7000 here: