Jacob Holdt would hitchhike over 100,000 miles through virtually every region of the United States without much more than his thumb.
A country which leads the fight for freedom and democracy ‘with liberty and justice for all’ on one side and a country of bigotry, selfish greed, racism, and rampant exploitation which leads to both physical and mental oppression and poverty on the other. American Pictures: A Foreigner’s Perspective on Social Injustice in the United […]
By Anna Solal Jacobs Holdt a été vagabond pendant cinq ans, c’est aujourd’hui un photographe danois un peu fou et fasciné par la généalogie, prêcheur contre le racisme. Il semble, ce qui est un peu absurde, ne pas encore avoir fait l’objet d’exposition. Crues et tendres, ses photographies nous font pénétrer dans les coulisses de […]
He had tea in the garden of a Mrs. Pabst, wife of a multimillionaire brewer. When Holdt showed her the photographs he had been taking in his travels, Mrs. Pabst would shriek, “I hate these lazy animals. Why don’t they get jobs?” Not born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views By Jon Vankin, The […]
Wealth can make people insensitive. I’ve always promised myself I would never let that happen to me. By Anita Roddick Last year I crossed the great divide, traveling through rural areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia for my first look at extreme poverty in America. To be poor anywhere is always hard, […]
“I lived with my black friends all those years,” said Holdt. “I saw the pain and the suffering and I felt, when I showed the pictures to people, they didn’t even know the suffering that was going on in the midst of their own cities.” By Ronald Netsky In the early 1970s, while vagabonding around […]