Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen – Arctic: New Frontier

Yamal Peninsula, April 2018 © Yuri Kozyrev-NOOR for the Carmignac Foundation
Yamal peninsula, Russia, April 2018 © Yuri Kozyrev for Fondation Carmignac

15 March - 10 June 2019

Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen (NOOR) were awarded the 9th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Arctic and chaired by Jean Jouzel, and under the patronage of Minister Ségolène Royal, French Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

The endowment allowed them to carry out their pioneer double polar expedition «Arctic: New Frontier». For the very first time, two photojournalists have simultaneously covered the entire Arctic territory to bear witness to the irreversible effects of climate change. They wanted to experience the dramatic transformation of natural landscapes and the demographics in the Arctic, and the impact of these changes on the lives of the region’s inhabitants.

The forces of tourism, militarisation, exploitation of gas and mineral resources, and the opening of trade routes mean that the Arctic is today the site of clashes between countries and multinationals who are locked in a chaotic competition for control of these zones, which have taken on strategic importance in the history of humankind due to the effects of global warming.

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Les images d’«Arctique : Nouvelle frontière » de Yuri Kozyrev et Kadir van Lohuizen constituent un témoignage alarmant sur la rapidité de la transformation de la région et les bouleversements induits à l’échelle planétaire.

Après avoir été exposées à la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, à Paris, cinquante photographies et six vidéos de l’expédition de Yuri Kozyrev et Kadir van Lohuizen seront présentées à la Saatchi Gallery de Londres qui accueille pour la cinquième année consécutive le Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme.

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Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen – Arctic: New Frontier