As a central part of the DS Where Will They Go project, we have had the pleasure of working closely with long time DS associate photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen who has spent much of the past two years crisscrossing the globe looking at the global consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change.
With support provided by DS, the New York Times and the UN Environment Programme, Kadir travelled to Bangladesh, Fiji, Kiribati, Panama (Guna Yala islands), Papua New Guinea (the Carteret atoll), the United Kingdom and the USA to document some of the areas hardest hit thus far by the effects of climate change. The astounding photographs, films and audio interviews Kadir has compiled have recently been incorporated into a truly extraordinary travelling exhibition that will make its global preview at the upcoming UN Climate Conference to be held in Lima, Peru in December. Following that, the exhibition will be shown in Amsterdam at the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartsmuseum), and is scheduled also to be presented during the major Paris Climate Conference, set for the end of 2015.
There are still some time slots available for venues that would like to host this amazing exhibition, and we are encouraging galleries, public halls and other venues across the globe that would like to host Rising Seas-Lost Lands to please do so. Please let us know if you would like to host the show and we will be happy to assist in making this happen.
Please click here to view the project brochure of the exhibition.
Some of the photos that appear in the exhibition were recently published in the leading Dutch periodical Vrij Nederland, which can be seen here (in Dutch). Even if you can’t read Dutch, the photos in the report clearly speak for themselves.
Bravo again to Kadir for this latest stupendous body of work! Thank you for amazing efforts in helping to bring the day-to-day reality of climate displacement to an ever-widening global audience. The more of us who know what climate displacement looks like, the more likely governments and citizens everywhere will work together to find solutions to this growing global tragedy.