In Kadir from Lohuizen’s next book, After the Flood: Mankind’s aftermath, climate change is actually a water problem. It is a file of melting of five in Greenland e.g. water purifier, their destruction, as well as their displeasure with the government, leave people in a state of disarray.
People of all races, including Panama, Bangladesh, and Kiribati, are watching the ocean coming in from their homes on high waves. The Netherlands and the United States, while well-protected in some areas, continue to do so dangerous a storm near coastal cities, and the major Jakarta regions of Indonesia are expected to be immersion by 2050. “Speaking of the weather crisis, we always seem to think it can’t be as bad as predicted,” Lohuizen said. “It’s amazing that we don’t do anything, even though we know it.”
Lohuizen’s goal is to continue publishing a traditional picture book for the benefit of the whole group. The rising water levels in the six regions are documented by a mix of foreign politicians, scientists, human rights activists, and journalists who know the future of their countries. The following pictures show the devastating effects of the democratic elections, as well as Henk Ovink, the Netherlands’ special envoy for water affairs, in launching the book “the line between natural power and human hope.”
Lohuizen’s writings on human experience, as well as the struggle between humans and the environment, are a clear objective. In a photo taken at Tebike Nikoora in Kiribati, a woman stands outside, watching as the seawater finds many bags of sand. In the statue from Jakarta, people walk on floodwaters to their knees after the canals have failed due to debris.
Stunning and confusing images of dangerous waves and flooding were achieved through Lohuizen’s reliance on the water table, which is used to predict high and low tides. Lohuizen said shooting the waves is a great way for viewers to visualize the dryness of the rising water in coastal cities. “If you can visualize what is already happening on the deep waves, you don’t have to have the wrong idea of what would happen if the sea rises one, two, or three meters high,” he says.
Lohuizen also relied on drones, as well as a camera-connected kite at the beginning of the project, highlighting the weakness of coastal cities. “There was a very important part of having aerial – especially in the Netherlands – because then you see, in some pictures, how close we are to the sea.”
Lohuizen, originally from Utrecht, began the project in 2011 while working on immigration to the United States. He has also photographed international projects and the diamond industry.
While the space shoot shows the relationship between rising water levels and coastal cities, some highlight human efforts to evacuate the area. In Bangladesh, canoes fill Sadarghat, a major river port in the capital Dhaka, carrying people hoping to migrate from the sea. A similar scenario is shown in Guna Yala, an ancestral province in Panama, where Lohuizen takes a mother to the construction site of her new home. The idea of re-establishing the community, which Lohuizen had written about half of the countries he had photographed, is strange but confusing. “If people move, where do they go?” He asks. “I think you have enough space in the US, but in countries like Bangladesh, the Netherlands and Indonesia, we don’t have a place to move people.”