via panam

Kadir van Lohuizen

Kadir van Lohuizen traveled from Chile to Alaska, covering 15 countries along the Pan-American Highway, investigating contemporary migration in the Americas. He left Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile in March 2011 and reached Deadhorse in northern Alaska in March 2012.

On this page you find a selection of some of the stories he has documented along the way. For the full experience, you can download the Via PanAm iPad application of the interactive project.

Via PanAm is an elaborate interactive project, it was presented along the way in public talks by the photographer and widely published in the international media. Visit the Via PanAm blog for the latest news.

The Via PanAm book was launched on the 9th of November at the opening of the ‘Via PanAm’ exhibition in the Dutch Fotomuseum in Rotterdam and can be purchased online through the Ydoc webshop.


Besides, Kadir shared his experiences on the I AM Nikon blog and in 18 VPRO radio documentaries (broadcasts are in Dutch).

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the call of the desert

Kadir van Lohuizen

The Atacama Desert in the north of Chile is justly called the driest place…

the mapuche: the struggle for the land

Kadir van Lohuizen

The Mapuche are the oldest and most important ethnic minority, representing less than 5…

tierra del fuego

Kadir van Lohuizen

The Deep South: Isla Navarino Isla Navarino is a Chilean island and part of Tierra…