Icebergs in a channel between Greenland’s Eqip Sermia glacier and the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, the most active glacier in the northern hemisphere. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor) Downtown Miami seen from a helicopter. It’s been predicted that by 2060, Miami Beach and the bay area will need to be evacuated, and by 2100, 60 percent of the city, including the downtown area, will also need to be evacuated. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor)
The next installment of In Sight’s series “PHOTOGRAPHERS edit PHOTOGRAPHERS” pairs NOOR photographers Andrea Bruce and Kadir van Lohuizen. In this installment, American photographer Andrea Bruce made selections from the work of Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen.
Van Lohuizen worked as a conflict photographer but is perhaps best known for his projects on environmental issues, including rising sea levels in relation to climate change and the resulting human rights implications. Here’s what Bruce had to say about her colleague’s work:
“Kadir’s work on rising sea levels and the environment touches on what will most likely be the world’s most dramatic, life-threatening problem. With his research and thorough coverage, we see how the slow creep of land-water issues could easily be missed, mislabeled or ignored. People have only begun to feel the weight of waves on our over-populated, shrinking land and the decreasing availability of safe, fresh drinking water. His work also visits, with a lyrical sense of place, communities where renewable energy sources — like wind farms — are the answer for energy needs.”
To see more of van Lohuizen’s work, visit here. Below is Bruce’s selection of van Lohuizen’s photos:
A stranded ferry in the lagoon of Tarawa. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor for the New York Times) Residents protect their homes from rising sea levels with sandbags at Betio. Due to rising sea levels and a higher frequency of storms, the reef is not the natural protection that it used to be. Betio island is the most populated part of Tarawa, and due to sea water intrusion and the large population, there is a serious lack of drinking water and agricultural land. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor for the New York Times) The shoreline of Vunidoloa is heavily eroded due to rising waters. Vunidoloa is on Natewa Bay on Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. Vunidoloa has 140 inhabitants and frequently floods because of rising waters. The situation became so precarious that the government decided to relocate the village. Unfortunately, the site was poorly designed and was eroding before anyone moved there. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor for the New York Times) Tarawa island seen from the air. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor for the New York Times) Temaiku is one of the most vulnerable areas on Tarawa. At high tide, the waves erode the shore line. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor for the New York Times) Since China has committed to a low-carbon development path, it is now the second-biggest producer of wind energy after the United States, with wind power capacity at 25.8 gigawatts. With capacity on a sharp increase they will be No. 1 in 2021. Zhao Shoushan is a herdsman in Wulanyiligen. Nowadays, herders live between the windmills. They have 600 sheep and goats. He herds them by motorcycle. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor) An increase in cattle made Brazil the largest meat exporter in the world. The cattle, fires and the production of charcoal has made Brazil the third-largest polluter in the world, and it contributes to 18 percent of the greenhouse effect. Workers and their families at the charcoal ovens at Kilometer 95 outside Rondon do Para. They live in barracks on the property. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor) Workers carry charcoal to trucks, which will take it to smelters in Maraba. Each basket weighs 50 kilograms. Charcoal ovens owned by Enio Jugue Barbosa, son of Antoninho Barbosa, are using illegally logged wood. The 47 ovens here will be increased to 200 in the near future. The charcoal will be used in the Sidepar smelter in Maraba. (Kadir van Lohuizen/Noor)
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