Based in Amsterdam, Kadir van Lohuizen is a photography lecturer and co-founder of NOOR photo agency. He has been a professional photographer since 1988, inspiring many people with his work. Kadir decided to pursue a career in photography after discovering his passion for taking photos during school; however it’s his curiosity of the world that really shaped his career.
A freelance photographer for his entire career, Kadir has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his projects on seven rivers of the world, the diamond industry, Via PanAm on contemporary migration in the Americas and ‘Where will we go’ on the human consequences of the rising sea level. Kadir continues to work with NOOR in conflict areas documenting global issues through his photography.
He has received numerous prizes, including two World Press Photo awards, a Visa D’or for his work in Chad and in 2004 was awarded the prestigious Dutch Dick Scherpenzeel Prize for the best reporting on the developing world.
He has twice been a World Press Photo Contest jury member, is member of the World Press Photo Advisory Board and has published four photography books.
In his role as a Nikon European Ambassador, Kadir will showcase his individual style, technical approach and work ethic to encourage others to push their own boundaries in photography.