In this series of images Kadir documents fishermen’s lifestyle on the rugged mudflats of Friesland, a northwestern province of The Netherlands, where their livelihood is dependent on the intertidal ecosystems of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Wadden Sea.

 

Kadir spent extended periods with fishermen of shrimp, cockle, razor blade, mullet, and sea bass. Some of their processes are highly mechanised; for others, the process is a laborious craft by hand. These images provide a window into the fishermen’s life at sea and in the shallow channels of the Wadden Sea’s low tide.

The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden
The fishermen of the Wadden