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Kadir van Lohuizen
In 2011, Kadir started a visual investigation on migration in the Americas.
In 12 months, he traveled along the Pan-American Highway from Terra del Fuego in Patagonia to Deadhorse in Northern Alaska.
Vía PanAm is a unique social documentary MULTI MEDIA project made into an iApp for the iPad.
Before Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands, 1963) became a photographer, he was a sailor and started a shelter for homeless and drug addicts in Holland. He was also an activist in the Dutch squatter movement.
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. From 1990 to 1994 he covered the transition in South Africa from apartheid to democracy.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kadir covered social issues in different corners of the former empire. He also went to North Korea and Mongolia. In 1997 he embarked on a big project to travel along the seven rivers of the world, from source to mouth, covering daily life along these lifelines. The project resulted in the book “Rivers” and “Aderen” (Mets & Schilt).
In 2000 and 2002 Kadir was a jury member of the World Press Photo contest.
In 2004 he went back to Angola, Sierra Leone and the DR of Congo to portray the diamond industry, following the diamonds from the mines to the consumer markets in the Western world. The exhibitions that resulted from this project were not only shown in Europe and the USA, but also in the mining areas of Congo, Angola and Sierra Leone. The photo book “Diamond Matters, the diamond industry” was published by Mets & Schilt (Holland), Dewi Lewis (UK) and Umbrage editions (USA) and awarded with the prestigious Dutch Dick Scherpenzeel Prize for best reporting on the developing world and a World Press Photo Award.
In that same year, Kadir initiated a photo project together with Stanley Greene and six other photographers on the issue of violence against women in the world.
In 2006 he launched a magazine called Katrina – An Unnatural Disaster, The Issue # 1, in collaboration with Stanley Greene, Thomas Dworzak and Paolo Pellegrin with an essay by Jon Lee Anderson.
After hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, he has made several trips to the USA to document the aftermath of the storm. In the summer of 2010, to mark the fifth commemoration of Hurricane Katrina, Kadir exhibited images of Katrina’s devastation and the aftermath in a truck-exhibition that drove from Houston to New Orleans, a project in collaboration with Stanley Greene.
Kadir is a frequent lecturer and photography teacher; he’s a member and co-founder of NOOR picture agency and foundation and is based in Amsterdam.
Features and Essays
Syrians in our minds…
Tomas Munita has done great work for the New York Times from over there… I can hardly imagine how difficult the conditions…
Tomas Munita: A Day With the Arab League Monitors in Syria (NYT)
Update Wednesday 8 February 2012:
Time Lightbox posted a slideshow this morning by Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi, on assignment for Time in Homs. Rather than wait until next week, want to share the link to the work here…
Alessio Romenzi: Syria Under Siege (Lightbox)
Antonio Bolfo’s NYPD: Impact on NYT Lens…Always loved this work… Saw it exhibited in Perpignan 2010…Definitely worth another look..
Antonio Bolfo: NYPD: Impact (NYT Lens)
Andrea Bruce from Kabul
Andrea Bruce: Children in Kabul (NYT)
Here’s Lauren Lancaster from Kabul too…Completely new photographer to me… See later in this post for Lancaster’s photos from GOP primary in Florida…posted on New Yorker’s Photo Booth
Lauren Lancaster: Youth in Kabul (Le Monde M Magazine)
Ricardo Cases from Florida on assignment for Time…Lightbox slideshow…
Plenty got printed in the magazine too…
Ricardo Cases: A Sunshine State of Mind for the Florida Primary (Lightbox)
Charles Ommanney: Newt Gingrich on the Florida Campaign Trail (Newsweek)
Charles Ommanney: US Presidential Campaign 2012 (Reportage by Getty Images)
Peter van Agtmael: On the Campaign Trail with Newt Gingrich (Lightbox)
Lauren Lancaster: Running in Florida (Photo Booth)
Massive Florida Primary gallery on NYT with photos by Heisler,Crowley,Yam,Litherland, Thayer, and Henry…
NYT (various photographers): The Florida Primary
To other issues… Here’s a link to Scottish photographer David Gillanders’ multimedia The Neglected…Finished sometime last year, but only discovered this last week…
David Gillanders: The Neglected : Street Children in Ukraine (Vimeo)
Pete Pin: The Cambodian Diaspora (Lightbox)
Sally Ryan: Black Jews of Chicago (zReportage)
Marvi Lacar: A ‘visual diary’ of depression (CNN photo blog)
Bruno Barbey: Istanbul (Magnum)
photo: Steve Liss
New Yorker (various photographers): American Poverty (Photo Booth)
Evgenia Arbugaeva: Siberian Memories (NYT Lens)
photo: Jason Andrew
Financial Times (Photos by Jason Andrew and Brandon Thibodeaux): Atheism in America (FT)
After reading Toni Greaves’ interview about her Radical Love series last week on BJP, I visited her website and ended taking a look also at the multimedia version of the project, which was posted on Time.com while back… Really enjoyed… Very good audio…
Toni Greaves: Radical Love: The Sisters of Summit, NJ (TIME)
Maija Tammi: Small Sizes and Great Love (Polka) multimedia
Lise Sarfati: She (Guardian)
Stephanie Sinclair: A Day with Warren Buffett (WSJ)
Denis Sinyakov: Moscow’s Migrant Workforce (Msnbc)
Veronique de Viguerie: With Libyan Arms, Mali Fighting Is Revived (NYT)
Adam Ferguson: Karen Rebels Remain Defiant (NYT) Myanmar
Brandon Thibodeaux: War Torn: An Iraq War Veteran’s Story (WSJ channel on Youtube) video
Andre Bruce: Leaving Iraq (NOOR)
Ayman Oghanna: Iraq (Polka)
Luis Carlos Barreto: Tropical Light (NYT Lens)
Lot of new features on Panos Pictures site….
Ivan Kashinsky: Guaranda Carnival (Panos)
Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky: Dance of the Devils (Panos) Gachet and Kashinsky are both represented by Panos, but they also have a common website at Runa Photos. See later in this post for their brand new iPad App…
Xavier Cervera: Revolucion o Muerte (Panos)
Stuart Freedman: The Englishman’s Eel (Panos)
Jason Larkin: Power to the People (Panos)
Sergey Maximishin: The Institute (Panos)
Dean Chapman: Fading Memories (Panos)
Mark Henley: The Vaults (The Atlantic)
Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: Tahrir, 1 Year On (Reportage by Getty Images)
Nadia Shira Cohen: Egyptians (NYT Lens)
Ed Ou: Egyptian Youth (Reportage by Getty Images)
Alessandro Gandolfi: The Catacombs of Las Vegas (Parallelo Zero)
Brenda Ann Kenneally: The Last Nights at the Western Hotel (Lightbox)
Kadir van Lohuizen: Money, God, and Criminals (NOOR)
Liu Tao: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (zReportage)
Maciek Nabrdalik: Faith : Polish Catholicism (VII)
Adrian Fisk: Dilli Purani Dilli Naye (Foto8)
Reed Young: Brownsville (Lightbox)
Phil Moore: DRC Elections (Photographer’s website)
Peter Turnley: Cuba : A Grace of Spirit (Photgrapher’s website)
Michael Carlebach: South Florida (NYT Lens)
Jean-Marie Simon: Guatemala’s War Years (NYT Lens)
Bharat Choudhary: Young Muslims (NYT Lens)
Jordi Ruiz Cirera: The Mennonites of Bolivia (Foto8)
Olga Kravets, Maria Morina and Oksana Yushko: Grozny: Nine Cities (PDN Photo of the Day)
David Dawson: Working with Lucian Freud (Lightbox)
Michael Tsegaye: Fighting Forgotten Tropical Diseases (BBC)
Thomas Hulton: The Lam Family of Ludlow Street (NYT Lens)
Espen Rasmussen: Transit (The Atlantic)
New Yorker (photos by Sylvia Plachy and Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao): Battle of Panoramas
Andrew Burton: Best of 2011 (Photographer’s website)
Gerd Ludwig’s The Long Shadow of Chernobyl
Short Stories: From Ecuador to Tierra del Fuego by Karla Gachet and Ivan Kashinsky
Gina #12 Oakland, CA 2009, courtesy Brancolini Grimald by Lise Sarfati
Lise Sarfati (Telephoto)
Steve Pyke on reviewing over 8,000 images for the World Press Award (PicBod)
Steve Pyke from the World Press Photo Award on fifteen hour days (PicBod)
Ed Kashi (Bangkok Post)
Anthony Shadid (Mother Jones)
Doug Mills (NYT Lens)
Barton Silverman (NYT Lens)
James Whitlow Delano (Asiasociety)
Harry Hardie on Lynsey Addario & Tim Hetherington’s ‘In Afghanistan’ exhibition
Ed Ou (Wired Rawfile blog)
Venetia Dearden (e-photoreview)
Kael Alford (Vimeo)
Yunghi Kim (Tiffinbox)
Leo Maguire (BJP)
Guy Martin (Ideas Tap)
JB Russell (shootlove)
Elinor Carucci (PicBod)
Brett Ziegler (NYT Lens)
Update 8 Wednesday 2012:
Just as I had finished the post yesterday, we got news that Magnum photographer Sergio Larrain has passed away.
Sergio Larrain (1931-2012)
photo: Rene Burri
Here’s a Slate slideshow celebrating Larrain’s work…
LONDON—Baker Street Station, 1959.
Slate: Sergio Larrain 1931-2012
Lightbox: Postcards From America: The Box Set
photo: Nick Waplington
FT: Ways of Seeing
The Sacramento Bee: To our Readers: The Sacramento Bee fired longtime photographer Bryan Patrick
BJP: Firecracker Grant
NYT Mag 6th Floor blog: The Auckland Project
TIME Lightbox Tumblr: Joachim Ladefoged had only 8 minutes to photograph Messi
Allen Murabayash: Why I love Photography (PhotoShelter blog)
Dallas Morning News Photo blog: Big Miracle the movie – The story behind the real photo | How a photo from an almost botched Arctic assignment inspired a Drew Barrymore film
Firecracker: February 2012 newsletter
The National Press Club: Attorney details backlash against photojournalists
Verve: Sam Phelps
Verve: Anne-Stine Johnsbåten
Verve: Rafael Fabrés
LA Times Framework blog: Six Photography Game Changers
New Yorker: Close Inspection: Magnum Contact Sheets (Photo Booth)
Mike David: Where’s the line on toning photos, especially for contests? (Mike Davis blog)
new issue…. 7.7 : Documentary Photography Digital Magazine
Labyrinth Photographic Printing : ‘A Year in Development’ Exhibition’ – 17th February – 1st March 2012 : London
Behind the Scenes of Steve McCurry’s Rome exhibition (Phaidon) video
Awards, Grants, and Competitions
photo: Justin Maxon
Agencies and Collectives
Magnum Photos : February 2012 newsletter
Reportage by Getty Images: Peter Dench joins Reportage
Reportage by Getty Images: Introducing John D McHugh as a featured contributor
UK Uncensored by Peter Dench (Emphas.is)
Visual Storytelling in an Open Society: workshop for Egyptian photographers : Deadline for applications is Sunday FEBRUARY 12, 2012 [link to info on Lightstalkers]
Naomi Harris has a new website…
New website also by Stuart Freedman
Ed Ou has added a multimedia section to his website…
Ed Ou : multimedia
To finish off…. ‘War Photography and Weddings’. Ahem. That really is an interesting business card via @Kiehart
Ecuador-based photojournalists Ivan Kashinsky and Karla Gachet visited The Wall Street Journal last week to show their work–including a new app they developed for the iPad called “Short Stories: From Ecuador to Tierra Del Fuego”—the result of visiting five South American countries in seven months in their trusty jeep, Sancho, named for Don Quixote’s Sancho Panza.
Mr. Kashinsky and Ms. Gachet met at the newspaper at San Jose State University in California, eventually married and headed for the equator. Ms. Gachet became the first woman photographer at El Comercio, a major newspaper in Ecuador, and both have received multiple awards for their work. To see more images, visit their new website, Runa Photos.
Herding vicunas in the Peruvian Andes, near the pueblo of Cotobambas, on July 25, 2009
Boys jump into the ocean in the isolated fishing pueblo of Limones in the province of Esmeraldas, on August 17, 2008. Limones can only be reached by boat and lies on the border of Ecuador and Colombia.
A bullfighter performs during the Yawar Fiesta in the Peruvian Andes in Coyllurqui, on July 29, 2009. Every year, during Peru’s Independence Day, the Blood Fest is celebrated in the highland communities of Apurimac.
Miners chew coca leaves, which give them energy to work, deep in the mines of Oruro, Bolivia, February 2009.
Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina, April, 2009.