Teaching Photography Inside Malawi's Prisons

Photographer Kadir van Lohuizen taught photography to juvenile prisoners

The conditions inside the prison in Mzuzu, Malawi’s third-largest city, are tough. Built in the 1960s to accommodate 50 prisoners, it now holds 450, including 60 teenagers. “It’s so overcrowded that they have to sleep sitting up,” says Noor photographer Kadir van Lohuizen.

Iraq's Current Conflict Foretold

As rebel forces capture Iraqi cities, veteran photojournalists look at the lessons learned and the obstacles that lie ahead for independent coverage in the region.

The growing instability in Iraq was on the minds of members of the NOOR collective, who were in New York last week for an agency meeting. Andrea Bruce, Stanley Greene, Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir Van Lohuizen — all veterans of covering the war — spoke with Michael Kamber, the author of “Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories From Iraq,” an oral history of those who covered the conflict. Their conversation has been edited.

A Collective Eye on Social Justice

Members of Noor, the photo collective that will observe its fifth anniversary at the Visa pour l’Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France, discuss their approach and practice.

The photographer-owned photo agency, Noor, was started on Sept. 6, 2007, at the Visa Pour l’image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. This week the photographers will return, commemorating their fifth anniversary with the unveiling of a new Web site and an 11-volume book project. The Noor members Alixandra Fazzina, Kadir van Lohuizen and Jon Lowenstein spoke with James Estrin

New Tools to Tell an Ancient Story

Migration along the Pan-American Highway is the focus of Kadir Van Lohuizen’s app, Vía PanAm.

His trek alone is noteworthy. The photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen is spending 40 weeks traveling up the Pan-American Highway from Chile to Alaska. So is his reporting medium: a $3.99 multimedia app, Vía PanAm, through which Mr. Van Lohuizen files his blog dispatches, videos, audio tracks and photographs.

PDN Pulse- Photographers Evicted from Brooklyn "Kibbutz"

PDNPulse: “Paolo Pellegrin, David Alan Harvey, Alex Majoli, Robert Clark, Stanley Greene and Kadir van Lohuizen are among the photographers who had to evacuate their building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on Sunday due to fire hazards and building code violations. An AP story reports that the loft building at 475 Kent Street – affectionately referred to as ‘the kibbutz’ among the photojournalists who have lived, partied or slept on couches there – was evacuated Sunday night after two silos of grain were discovered in the basement. In addition to being infested with rats, the grain is also a fire hazard, according to New York’s Office of Emergency Management, which has been coordinating the effort to clear the building. Tenants report that a bakery that makes matzoh had been operating without a license in the building.”