|Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile (Chile) 29/01 - 03/03 ||2013 |
|Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 09/11 - 12/01 || 2013/2014 |
Kadir van Lohuizen shares his experiences on the Via PanAm blog: http://www.viapanam.org/blog
. The website also provides background information about migration and the countries visited.
Via PanAm is a project by Kadir van Lohuizen, NOOR Images and Paradox, in collaboration with VPRO radio and NRC Handelsblad.
Kadir van Lohuizen
Kadir van Lohuizen (1963) has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his projects on the seven rivers of the world and the diamond industry. He has received numerous prizes, including two World Press Photo awards. In September 2007, he and ten others established the NOOR agency (Amsterdam, New York). He became a member of the supervisory board of World Press Photo in 2008. To date, he has published four photo books, including Diamond Matters, the diamond industry and Aderen.
VIA PANAM - A 40 WEEK JOURNEY EXPLORING MIGRATION IN THE AMERICAS
Why do people migrate? Where to and for what reasons? What is the fate of the different indigenous populations in the Americas? In Via PanAm, Kadir van Lohuizen investigates the roots of migration in the Americas, a phenomenon which is as old as humanity but is increasingly portrayed as a new threat to the Western world.
Via PanAm follows Van Lohuizen’s footsteps from the very south of Chile to the very north of Alaska. Travelling almost 40,000 km along the Pan-American Highway and crossing through 15 countries, Van Lohuizen visualized the stories of the communities, regions and societies he encountered. His work reflects a diverse range of migration experiences both historic and contemporary. The photo stories reflect the complexity of migration – the diverse motivations for coming and going, the struggles and successes, the economic, political, social and environmental contexts, as well as the intimate moments and personal stories - some touching upon current issues, some on topics long forgotten but not resolved.
Website and iPad app
Via PanAm engages the audience through a variety of platforms, using both traditional and new media. The stories made on the road were edited into weekly radio broadcasts, biweekly newspaper columns and regular magazine publications. The Via PanAm website and iApp not only provide contextual background info, but also directly connected readers and viewers with the journey’s progress. Day by day, the Americas and their people revealed themselves to the photographer and his followers as photo-stories, video and audio were uploaded on a regular basis.
The app, which can be purchased in the App Store, is available in English and Dutch, and soon also in Spanish.
Book and exhibition
The Via PanAm exhibition is a combination of an audio-visual installation and a series of large prints plus iPads showing the app. Together they form a spatial environment in which multimedia photostories and road videos immerse the audience in the surroundings and stories of the project. The exhibition launched in CHile in January 2013, and will travel to several venues in Europe and (Latin) America afterwards.
The publication (to be launched Autumn 2013) takes the reader along through the changing landscapes of the countries travelled and zooms in on the lives of the people Van Lohuizen portrayed. Their stories show their strength and their vulnerability, the variety of motivations they have, the roads they travel and the (often informal) infrastructures they enter into.
Nominated for the Canon Zilveren Camera Award 2012
Nominated for the Dutch Doc Award 2013
The project, along with the other 5 nominees, can be seen in an exhibition in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam until June 9th, 2013. Winner to be announced on June 5, 2013.
Stichting Sem Presser Archief
| Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten
| Fonds BJP
| Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
| Mondriaan Fonds
To return to this page later, use
To return to this page later on a specific tab, use
80 prints of 80 x 120 cm on canvas
5 projection screens of 2 x 3 m showing images, video, audio and text
3 iPads showing the Via PanAm iPad app
Exhibition design is flexible and can be tailored for different spaces
Required space: 300-1200 m2
Exploring Migration in the Americas
Kadir van Lohuizen,
YdoxPublishing & (tbc), 2013. http://www.ydocfoundation.org/
Launch: November 2013
Pre-sale: the first 100 books will be signed and numbered
Pages: ca. 400
Size: ca. 24 x 31 cm
Design: Heijdens Karwei
Sign in at YdocStore
Event: the new Johan van der Keukens - contemporary photography and multimedia
The Via PanAm iPad aplication follows Kadir's footsteps during the trip. In addition to the blog and background texts that are also available on the project website, the app features Van Lohuizen’s extended visual reports containing images, audio and video. A rich and ongoing compilation of stories, the app takes a bold and innovative new-media approach to visual storytelling.
Available in the App Store
View the trailer for Via PanAm by clicking link above