The Low Land
The Low Land is a project about the present, past and future of the Netherlands as lowland neighbouring the sea, delta of the rivers.
In a period of four years, photographer Siebe Swart used a helicopter not only to photograph the entire coastline from south to the north, he also made an inventory of the great rivers Meuse, Scheldt, Rhine and IJssel. The unique aerial photos show how floods have scared the landscape, what danger the water entails and how dikes, barriers, overflow channels and weirs protect the fragile country.
The struggele against the water continues in this time of climate change.