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Via PanAm is a co-production by Paradox and NOOR, in collaboration with NRC Handelsblad and VPRO Radio


THE PRE-SALE OF THE BOOK HAS STARTED!
After the iPad app and the exhibition, Kadir van Lohuizen`s work is now compiled into a book. The book takes the impressive and changing landscapes that Kadir traveled as its starting point - printed in colour and black and white on large spreads. Within these landscapes, the stories of the people pop up, on smaller pages like intimate little booklets.

In an innovative design by Teun van der Heijden (Heijdens Karwei), mixing colour and black and white pictures, texts and info graphics on pages of different sizes, the book provides a unique, high-quality closure to Van Lohuizen`s impressive project.

The book will be launched on November 9th, coinciding with the opening of the Via PanAm exhibition at Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

Order your copy in the pre-sale
You can support the project by subscribing to the pre-sale of the book. If you order the book before November 1, 2013, you will receive a signed copy for € 45 (instead of € 59,50) and free shipping within the Netherlands or 30 % discount on shipping abroad. In addition you will receive an invitation for the book launch and exhibition opening at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam.

We also offer a special edition for € 145, which includes the signed book and a signed print of your choice (out of a selection of three photographs from the project.)

For a preview of the book and to order your copy, please go to to the YdocStore.

MAY 14, 2013 - 11:01
THE NEW JOHAN VAN DER KEUKENS
Contemporary photography and multi media

On May 22, EYE, FotografenFederatie and Paradox present an evening about milti-disciplinary developments in documentary photography. The event is organized on the occasion of the exhibition Johan van der Keuken / Tegen het Licht (Against the Light).

Photographers today make more and more use of digital media, the internet and social networks. Throughout his practice, Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001) also used multiple media and explored the boundaries of photography and film.

During this evening, Kadir van Lohuizen (Via PanAm) and Robert Knoth en Antoinette de Jong (Poppy - Trails of Afghan Heroin) present their own work and talk about their favorite fragments of Van der Keuken's films.
The evening closes with a round table discussion and an open Q&A session.

Presentation: Lars Boering (FotografenFederatie) and Mark-Paul Meyer (EYE).
Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Costs: € 9,50

For more information, see EYE.

Image: installation shot from the exhibition Johan van der Keuken / Tegen het licht. (c) Hans Wilschut.

APRIL 1, 2013 - 03:11
VIA PANAM NOMINATED FOR DUTCH DOC AWARD
Via PanAm was recently nominated for the Dutch Doc Award 2013, an important prize for documentary photography projects in The Netherlands.
The shortlist counts 6 projects in total, the winner will be announced on June 5th.

An exhibition of the nominated projects is on show in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, where it can be seen until June 9th.
On June 8th, the museum and Dutch Doc Photo organize a day with presentations, discussion and more events related to documentary photography.

For more information, go to www.dutch-doc.nl

MARCH 8, 2013 - 06:02
VIA PANAM EXHIBITION PREMIERED IN CHILE
The Via PanAm exhibition had its premiere at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago de Chile.
In an impressive black box, the spatial exhibition design, made by Jeroen de Vries, created an environment where images, text, video and sound integrated into an immersive experience. For more images and a video of the installation, please go here.

For Van Lohuizen it was a special moment to be able to show his work where it was made - in the country where he started his year-long road-trip exactly two years earlier.

The exhibition opened on January 29th with a discussion about migration related issues in Chile and beyond. Carolina Stefoni, sociologist at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago and specialized in the situation of female migrants in Chile, shared her insights on the topic. Van Lohuizen spoke about how he had experienced working on this project, and how it changed his view on some of the predispositions he had before starting his trip.
The discussion was moderated by photographer and photo-editor Miguel Angel Larrea.

From November 9, 2013 the exhibition will be on show at Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. On this occasion, also the Via PanAm book will be launched. In 2014, the show will travel to other venues in Europe, South- and North America. More information can be found here.

A preview of the book can be seen on www.ydocfoundation.org.

JANUARY 28, 2013 - 10:55
EXHIBITION OPENING AND DEBATE, JANUARY 29TH AT MNBA, SANTIAGO DE CHILE
The Via PanAm exhibition will be on show in the Sala Matta of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile, from January 30th until March 3rd, 2013.

The opening takes place on January 29th at 19:30, in the presence of Kadir van Lohuizen, the museum director Roberto Farriol Gispert and the Dutch Ambassador, Drs. Johan L.C. van der Werff.

Preceding the opening, there will be a discussion with Kadir van Lohuizen and Carolina Stefoni, sociologist specialized in migration, affiliated with the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago. The discussion will be moderated by photographer and journalist Miguel Ángel Larrea.

Opening programme:
Discussion: 18:00, auditorium MNBA
Opening: 19:30, Sala Matta MNBA

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Parque Forestal
Santiago Centro, Chile
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

JANUARY 4, 2013 - 09:54
EXHIBITION ALMOST READY
After months of hard work by Paradox, exhibition designer Jeroen de Vries and Kadir van Lohuizen, the Via PanAm exhibition is almost ready to travel to Chile.

Containing 5 projection screens with images, video, text and sound, several iPads and a series of large prints, it will be an impressive and entirely new presentation of the extensive body of work that Van Lohuizen made during his trip along the Pan-American Highway.

The exhibition premieres on January 29th, at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. After Chile the show will tour to different venues in South America, followed by The Netherlands (Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam) and Luxemburg (Centre National de l`Audiovisuel).

For more information about the exhibition, go to paradox.nl.
The exhibition was made possible with help from Mondriaan Fund, Royal Dutch Embassy in Chile and the Library Nicanor Parra from University Diego Portales, Chile.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 - 11:39
THE BOOK IS IN THE MAKING - WATCH THE PREVIEW
The Via PanAm book is in the making!
Designed by Heijdens Karwei, Amsterdam (who also designed Kadir's successful book 'Diamond Matters'), the book takes the impressive and changing landscapes that Kadir traveled as its starting point - printed in colour and black and white on large spreads. Within these landscapes, the stories of the people pop up, on smaller pages like intimate little booklets. The stories zoom in on the lives of the people that Van Lohuizen portrayed, showing their strength and their vulnerability, as well as the variety of motivations they have to move, the roads they travel and the (often informal) infrastructures they enter into.

The book will be co-published by YdocPublishing. The launch is scheduled for Spring/Summer 2013. If you want to stay updated on the developments and/or be among the first 100 to purchase a signed and numbered copy of the book, sign in for the Ydoc newsletter and you will receive updates about the pre-sale and other offers.
Watch the book preview here.

JUNE 13, 2012 - 01:26
26 JUNE: PRESENTATION AT HUMANITY HOUSE, THE HAGUE
Kadir van Lohuizen talks about Via PanAm, his experiences on the road and what it means to produce multimedia stories for different platforms while traveling at the same time.
The evening is complemented with the beautiful Latin American songs from 'Golondrinas'.

Language of the presentation is in English or Dutch, depending on the attending guests
Foyer open from 19:00 uur
Programme starts at 19:30 uur
Price: €6,50
For more information and to reserve a seat: www.humanityhouse.org

MARCH 28, 2012 - 04:20
VIA PANAM: THE MAKING-OF. PRESENTATION 18 APRIL, AMSTERDAM
In Via PanAm: The Making-of the people behind the project Via PanAm share their experiences with the audience.

The past year, photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen (NOOR) traveled 40.000 km along the Pan-American Highway, looking for stories about migration. The goal: to show migration as phenomenon common to all times and places, and to depict the diversity of people migrating. Simultaneously,Via PanAm explores new ways for photojournalists to keep their heads above water.

In the presentation, Van Lohuizen shows the stories he made along the way, and gives insights into what migration in South- and North America looks like today, what it means to be on the road by yourself for one year and publish almost daily in newspapers, on the radio, on several blogs, in magazines, on social media and an iPad application.

Producer Bas Vroege (Paradox) shares the experiences with the new platform the iPad. What have we learned from this experiment, and what insights does it give for a new image-practice and alternative business-models for photographers?

Lars Boering, director of the FotografenFederatie, moderates the discussion.
The evening is made possible by the FotografenFederatie and Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Reserve your seat at: www.dezwijger.nl

MARCH 5, 2012 - 02:37
KADIR VAN LOHUIZEN ARRIVES IN ALASKA - LAST STOP ON VIA PANAM!
Kadir van Lohuizen has reached his final destination - Deadhorse, Alaska. Though his transcontinental journey will soon be coming to an end, in the days to come, app followers can look forward to new reports from Mexico northwards. Van Lohuizen's stories from Via PanAm will also continue to be published in international print & online publications in the coming weeks.

Photo: Tom Trainor

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 - 11:09
PRESENTATION AT W2, VANCOUVER, THU 16 FEBRUARY, 7:00PM
Kadir has reached Canada: #15 of the 15 countries of the road trip. He gives a presentation in Vancouver at media cafe W2, Thursday February 16th, 7:00PM. The presentation is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of The Netherlands.
For more information: www.creativetechnology.org
Photo: Nick Westover

JANUARY 30, 2012 - 08:57
FEBRUARY 2ND: PRESENTATION BY KADIR VAN LOHUIZEN AT SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
Van Lohuizen gives insights into his experiences while working on Via PanAm and will show some of the stories he made during the year-long road trip.
Visitors are welcome to attend: Thursday February 2nd at 7pm
SFAI Lecture hall, 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco

Photo: Whitney Legge

DECEMBER 30, 2011 - 01:55
TRAVELING EXHIBITION IN THE MAKING
2012 for Via PanAm will be the year in which Kadir finishes his journey through the Americas - and the year in which we will develop an exhibition of all the work he has been making in the past Months.
The exhibition will contain large prints and a multimedia installation showing Van Lohuizen`s images, videos and the audio he recorded along the way. The exhibition will be developed by Paradox and Van Lohuizen, in collaboration with designer Jeroen de Vries. Known for his multidimensional arrangements of large photographic projections and screens, his approach has proven to fit Paradox projects very well on numerous other occasions.

After its premiere in The Netherlands, the show is to travel the same route Kadir has been travelling: to museums in Chile (GAM), Peru (FOLi), Ecuador (Centro Cultural Metropolitano), Colombia (Museo Nacional), Costa Rica (Museo de Arte Costarricense), Nicaragua (Alliance Francaise), Guatemala (IIARS), Mexico and the US. We are very excited to be able to bring the work back to the places and people that contributed to this project.

For more information about the exhibition and locations, please contact Paradox.

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 - 10:05
MASTERCLASS AND PRESENTATION IN MEXICO CITY, 24, 25, 26 NOVEMBER
During his time in Mexico, Kadir van Lohuizen will spend a few days extra in Mexico City to give a presentation and a masterclass in photojournalism, organized and hosted by the Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura.

The presentation takes place on Thursday November 24th, at 19:00 and is open to the public. Be welcome!

The masterclass on 25 and 26 November will address all the aspects involved in creating a photo story: from idea to planning, editing, marketing and using multimedia and new platforms.

For more information and to apply, please contact Gimnasio de Arte:
Av. Alvaro Obregón 185 piso 3 Col. Roma, Mexico City / Tel: 5207 9404 / info@gimnasiodearte.com

NOVEMBER 5, 2011 - 11:38
PRESENTATION KADIR VAN LOHUIZEN, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL RECONCILATION, GUATEMALA CITY, 10 NOVEMBER
In collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in Guatemala City, Kadir van Lohuizen will give a presentation on Thursday 10 November at the National Institute for Social Reconcilation. The event starts at 18:00.

National Institute for Social Reconcilation

OCTOBER 28, 2011 - 12:56
VIA PANAM IN COMPETITION FOR IDFA DOCLAB AWARD!
The Via PanAm iPad app is in competition for the 2011 IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling. DocLab is the new media program of IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), showcasing new forms of documentary storytelling, digital technology and media art. The festival takes place from 16-27 November 2011. The winner will be announced on the 25th of November.

More info on www.doclab.org.

OCTOBER 23, 2011 - 06:31
PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP BY VAN LOHUIZEN IN SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
On Monday 24 October at 15:00, Kadir van Lohuizen will give a presentation and workshop at the University of El Salvador with photographers from the Prensa Photocafé. The event is organized by El Centro de la Fotografia.

Photo: Camille Zurcher (Costa Rica)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 - 10:32
BACK ON THE ROAD AND PRESENTING IN MANAGUA ON 26 SEPTEMBER
After a short break for meetings in the Netherlands, Kadir van Lohuizen is on the road towards Alaska again. The trip continues from Nicaragua, where he will give a presentation about his work and the project, as he has successfully been doing in the previously visited countries.

The presentation is organized in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in Managua. It takes place on Monday 26th of September, 7:00-9:00 pm at Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica (IHNCA).

Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica

AUGUST 4, 2011 - 05:14
PRESENTATION IN SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, AUGUST 9
In collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in San José, Kadir van Lohuizen will give a presentation for the audience on Tuesday 9th of August at Museo de Arte Costarricense.
The event starts at 17:00 with a concert by the dutch musical ensemble Musica Temprana. Van Lohuizen's presentation starts at 17:45.

Museo de Arte Costarricense

JULY 4, 2011 - 01:59
WORKSHOP BY VAN LOHUIZEN AT TALLER 5, BOGOTA
Kadir van Lohuizen will give a workshop to photographers in Bogota on Tuesday July 5, from 8am - 2pm at Taller 5 Centro de Diseño. Taller 5 is a Superior Education Institute programming activities in the areas of photography, design, advertising and tv production for over 36 years.

This image was taken during a previous workshop Kadir gave in La Paz, Bolivia, 2 May 2011.
Photo: Marcelo Pérez del Carpio

JUNE 20, 2011 - 01:52
iPAD APP OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED - 20 June 2011
Paradox and Kadir van Lohuizen have officially launched the Via PanAm iPad application.
The application exclusively contains the photo stories produced on the road. On a weekly basis, reports containing 15-30 images and video impressions are added to the content. Currently the app contains eight reports made in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. In the 30 weeks to follow, stories from Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Central- and Northern America will be added.

Developed especially for the iPad, and combining blogs, photo series, video and background information about the countries covered, the Via PanAm application leads the viewer day by day past the many places, people and stories Van Lohuizen meets along the 28,000 km route.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store for USD 3,99/EUR 2,99.

MAY 28, 2011 - 01:55
PRESENTATION KADIR VAN LOHUIZEN IN LIMA
After a short break in Amsterdam, Kadir van Lohuizen resumed his trip. He will give a presentation about his work in Lima on the 28th of May. The presentation is co-organised with FOLi, the first independent photography museum of Peru, which will open its doors in August 2012. In his presentation Van Lohuizen will talk about his way of working showing some of his earlier projects, and about his experiences on Via PanAm sofar.

28-05-2011, 7 p.m, Galeria 80m2. Malecon Pazos 252, Barranco, Lima.

FOLi: Museo de la Fotografía Lima
80m2 Galeria

MAY 12, 2011 - 01:58
SHARE YOUR STORIES WITH US
We are looking for material from people living in one of the countries along the route of Via PanAm. Did you, your ancestors or family move to a different region or country? What were the reasons and did they stay? Is there any documentation of this moving, a migration document, a photo, an anecdote, a family history, an object taken along from home? We are eager to hear your story and possibly use it in the project.
Please share your migration stories with us via: stories@viapanam.org.

MAY 3, 2011 - 02:01
WORKSHOP IN LA PAZ
Kadir van Lohuizen gave a workshop for local photographers while he was in La Paz on the 2nd of May. The workshop was co-organized with Sandra Boulanger (Acción Cultural) and was attended by over 30 photographers. Van Lohuizen gave an insight into his way of working, how to approach a subject and how to go about reporting it.
Photo: Daniel Caballero

APRIL 19, 2011 - 02:03
FUNDRAISING GOAL REACHED!
We are very happy and very grateful to the 126 people who backed the project on emphas.is, the crowd funding platform that helped us raise $15.500 for the realization of the project.
www.emphas.is

VIA PANAM IN THE PRESS

Vrij Nederland (NL) May 2012



Sunday Times Magazine (UK) March 2012


Via PanAm in SZ-Magazin (DE) March 2012


Van Lohuizen on Your Alaska Link (USA) 8 March 2012


NRC Weekend (NL) 19 February 2012


Kadir van Lohuizen in Yakima Herald, WA, USA, 8 February 2012


NRC Weekend (NL) 5 February 2012



One World (NL), February 2012



Vrij Nederland (NL) 14 January 2012


Photography on the iPad: The Road to Success? in British Journal of Photography, 19 December 2011


Sunday Times Magazine (UK), 6 December 2011
The story about gold mines in the Peruvian Amazon in The Sunday Times Magazine's Spectrum section: 'Going for Gold'.


Kadir van Lohuizen continues his weekly Via PanAm radio broadcasts for VPRO (NL)


La Reforma, Mexico, 28 November 2011


Siglo 21, Guatemala, 27 November 2011
Interview with Kadir van Lohuizen



Vrij Nederland (NL) 5 November 2011


IS Magazine (NL) October 2011