Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Kadir van Lohuizen


The question: how fast is it going? It is alarming that past figures appear to have been too conservative and humanity should start preparing for the biggest displacement of mankind in known history. As people in all of the world’s regions become displaced at ever growing scales, the biggest question is: where will they
go? «For the past year and a half, I have been looking at the global consequences
of rising sea levels caused by climate change.

Today, no one any longer doubts that glaciers the world over are retreating, and even more worryingly that Greenland and Antartica are melting at an increasing space.» In my reportage I have tried to provide globally balanced coverage of how climate change is already affecting places where people live. I have traveled to Kiribati, Fiji, the Carteret Atoll in Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, the Guna Yala coastline in Panama, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In these different regions I not only looked at the areas that are affected or will be affected, but also where people will likely have to relocate to. I photographed and interviewed families who still partly live in affected areas and other family members who have already moved to safer ground. What is often forgotten is that before seas flood land permanently, the sea water intrudes much earlier at high tides, thus making once-fertile land no longer viable for crops and drinking water brackish and undrinkable.

Coastal erosion, inundation, worse and more frequent coastal surges and contamination of drinking water mean increasingly that people have to flee their homes and lands in a growing number of locales across the world.

Kadir van Lohuizen (The Netherlands) has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his long-term projects on the seven rivers of the world, the rising of sea levels, the diamond industry and migration in the Americas.


Locatie tentoonstelling:

Lasondersingel 129-131
7514 BP Enschede

28 september 2019 t/m 10 november 2019

dinsdag t/m zondag 11.00-17.00 uur

Volwassenen: € 15,00 p.p.

Studenten en CJP-kaarthouders (op vertoon van studentenkaart en/of 
CJP-pas): € 7,00 p.p.

Gratis: Museumkaarthouders, Vrienden van RMT,  Leden RMT Businessclub, Vereniging Rembrandt, Kinderen en jongeren t/m 17 jaar, Studenten van ArtEZ Enschede/AKI/UT/Saxion Enschede

29 september 16.00 uur

© Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR
© Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR