Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen – Arctic: New Frontier

Péninsule de Yamal, avril 2018 ∏ Yuri Kozyrev-NOOR pour la Fondation Carmignac
Yamal peninsula, Russia, April 2018 © Yuri Kozyrev for Fondation Carmignac

15 March - 05 May 2019

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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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The photographs in “Arctic: New Frontier” by Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen are an alarming testimony to the speed of transformation in the region and the upheavals that are taking place on a global scale.

After being exhibited at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, in Paris, 50 photographs and 6 videos from Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen’s expedition will be displayed at the London’s Saatchi Gallery, which has been hosting the Carmignac Photojournalism Award for the fifth consecutive year.

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Saatchi Gallery

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Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen – Arctic: New Frontier