Kadeer has always been a freelancer and has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere for his career, but most of all he is known for his projects on the seven rivers of the world, the diamond mining industry, the Via PanAm (Through America) project on contemporary migration processes in the North and South America and the project "Where will we go" (Where further) about the humanitarian consequences of rising sea level. Kadir continues to work with the NOOR community in "hot spots", covering global problems through his pictures.
He received many awards, including two World Press Photo awards, Visa D'or for work in Chad, and in 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Danish award Dick Sherpenzel for the best reportage about the developing world.
He was twice a member of the jury of the World Press Photo contest, a member of the advisory board of World Press Photo and the author of four books.
In his role as ambassador of Nikon in Europe, Kadeer will demonstrate his unique style, technical approach and work ethic to inspire other photographers to try to push the boundaries of the possible.