For 40 years the most popular lecture on racism, oppression and social injustice 
with more than 7,000 presentations in American and European Higher Education:
Black child in poverty - a victim of racism and social injustice. Click on all photos and reviews for enlargements and full text AMERICAN PICTURES - a multimediashow and a book by Danish vagabond, author and photographer Jacob Holdt Racism - for most of us symbolized by the Ku Klux Klan - yet members of hate groups are usually victims of oppression too
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New on my old
(-fashioned) website:


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My new book "Roots of oppression"


My book, American Pictures, is now sold out.

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, I have instead written a new photo book based on my 50 years of work on racism and oppression, "Roots of Oppression".

Go here for a description and to read it in 12 languages - including Ukrainian and Turkish.

And help me find a publisher in your country.


My memoirs "On saying yes"

My memoirs have just been published in Danish.  

You can read the most interesting chapters here in English about how I made American Pictures as a vagabond - and how I have since stopped the book from being published worldwide because the KGB wanted to use it against America.


My slideshow "American Pictures"


I have presented my "American Pictures" slide show more than 7,000 times in 46 years - 30 years in these American universities. Now you can stream it directly into your classrooms and homes.
in English or Danish or Norwegian.

My dialogue center "The Ubuntu house"

The proceeds supported the anti-apartheid struggle in southern Africa. Today, in my old headquarters, with the insights from my workshops at American universities, I have opened the dialogue center, The Ubuntu House, with Mandela's daughter as patron.

My documentary photo art exhibitions

My photos have been shown in many art exhibitions in European museums.
See "Faith, hope and love" at MoMa Louisiana
in English or in Danish.
Read how
Arthur Jafa was inspired by my photos.

Or follow my photos and exhibitions on Instagram.

!!!  Please note, that I haven't had time to update my old website here for modern browsers.

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Læs her om hvordan Weekendavisen - som den eneste egentlige modstand jeg nogensinde fik - opdigtede og manipulerede sine "fake news" om Amerikanske Billeder.
















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Sitemap and main categories

  Jacob Holdt: My welcome page to American Pictures   welcome
  More than 20.000 pictures of racism, poverty and white hate groups   the photos
  Background - from vagabond to renown speaker on racism   introduction
  The slideshow - can racism and poverty be entertaining?   the show
  The book - a best selling sociology textbook   the book
  Reviews of the multimedia-show, book and racism workshop   reviews
  How to book me and the slide show   Booking
  Articles on racism, conflict and healing   Racism
  Movies on my anti-racism work   Sound and video
  My work in poor countries   Third World Aid
  Exhibitions of my photos in museums and galleries   Sitemap
  Aside from "American Pictures", what are my other lectures?   Racism
  My family's roots 4,100 years back in history!   Third World Aid
  How to contact me or where you can see my lectures   booking
  My personal and relaxing homepage   Jacob Holdt






























"American Pictures"
- a tool against racism


Racism in America, in Europe or universally: American Pictures is an audio-visual anti-racism program which in an effective, entertaining and moving way shows the ultimate cost of racial discrimination, segregation and ghettoization of ethnic minorities. Jacob Holdt's pictures of poverty, oppression, slavery and injustice in the black underclass are used widely for racial prejudice reduction and multicultural diversity training in universities, colleges and high schools, but are also excellent for sociology conventions and human rights seminars.

Jacob Holdt's photography of despairing poor black ghettos and mind crippling child poverty as the end result of white supremacy and institutionalized inequality and injustice - not to speak of his shocking portrayal of extremist white hate groups, Ku Klux Klan and neo Nazis and even mass murderers - seems to belong in a distant history, but is made long after the civil rights struggle. His documentary slideshow has for 25 years been the most used Black History Month events and freshman orientation programs with the longest track record ever on the American campus lecture circuit. As a former hitchhiking vagabond turned professional speaker, Danish photographer and author Jacob Holdt has become a must in race relations wherever the emphasis is on multiculturalism, diversity training and conflict resolution. 





  Jacob Holdt: Min velkomstside om Amerikanske Billeder   Kontakt og kalender
  Over 10.000 af mine billeder af racisme, fattigdom og racevold   Fotogalleri
  Fra vagabond til foredragsholder om racisme   Introduktion
  Lysbilledshowet Amerikanske Billeder - Racisme som underholdning?   Showet
  Bogen Amerikanske Billeder - Lærebog i sociologi og racisme   Bogen
  Omtale af mine lysbilledshows, bøger, udstillinger og racisme workshops   Anmeldelser
  Hvordan man booker mine foredrag   Bookning
  Racisme, konfliktløsning og heling   Racisme
  Mine artikler i den danske dagspresse   Artikler
  Interviews og film med mig fra TV og radio   Lyd og video


Mine fotoudstillinger i ind og udland

  Hvad mine andre foredrag udover Amerikanske Billeder handler om   Foredrag
  Mit arbejde med fattigdomsbekæmpelse for CARE og IBIS   Ulandshjælp
  Min slægtsforskning med rødder 4,100 år tilbage i historien   Min slægt
  Hvor du kan se mine foredrag rundt om i landet   Kontakt og kalender
   "Min hjemmeside" med de mindre alvorlige sider om og af mig   Jacob Holdt














































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