The New Suez Canal
Luuk Kramer, Ringel Goslinga
On November 13, an international consortium were contracted to carry out the construction of the New Suez Canal; a major expansion that deepens the main waterway and provides ships with a 35km channel parallel to it.
More than 200 million m3 of sand were dredged by the contracted companies during the 9 months they had to complete the project. Landscape and architecture photographer Luuk Kramer, and portrait photographer Ringel Goslinga worked in Egypt in May and early June 2015 to record the construction as well as the people behind it.
Luuk Kramer (1958) is a professional architecture photographer. He works primarily for architecture firms such as Claus en Kaan, Quist Wintermans, and Cepezed, but also for contractors and developers. His photographs have been published in the Dutch Architecture Yearbook, as well as in a variety of newspapers and specialist journals. Luuk Kramer has also contributed to a variety of books.
Ringel Goslinga (1969) lives and works as an independent portrait photographer in Amsterdam. He is known for his close-up portraits in NRC Weekend. In recent years, Goslinga worked on different series and books. His series Family Tree was seen in FOAM and Circling around To Sang at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Editor(s):Bas VroegePhotography:Luuk Kramer, Ringel GoslingaDesign:Kummer & Herrman