An outsider looking in 
A Danish vagabond's personal journey through the American underclass 


Girl looking through screen door in Georgia

  A documentary with 3,000 pictures,  music, interviews and narration presented on two screens for audiences of  up to 2,000

A visually moving and therapeutically healing journey through the deep racist subconsciousness of the spectator 

One of the most successful campus events ever in America presented more than 1150 times in 
300 colleges

20 times in U. C. Berkeley, 17 times in Cornell, 14 in Harvard, 10 in Stanford, 9 in Yale etc. 

Click on the INTRODUCTION below for a complete tour of American Pictures.

Latest additions to this site!!!

Jacob Holdt's Memorial page for the World Trade Center

Jacob Holdt's book "American Pictures" online

See the slideshow "American Pictures" here live.

Movie about Jacob Holdt and his friends in America 
(many of the people shown in his
Photo Gallery are here seen live)

KKK cross burning in Alabama

  Used for freshman orientation at: Dartmouth, Cornell, Holy Cross, Boston University


Calendar for upcoming shows worldwide


This page in Danish

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'Visually powerful, intense impact'   New York Times 

'Disturbingly powerful'   Los Angeles Times 

'A masterpiece!'   The Village Voice 

'Utterly stunning, powerful, disturbing'   San Francisco Chronicle

    introduction the show the book
the photos
Sound and video
Jacob Holdt