Thursday, September 22, 2005

Vagabond Years

Arriving in America with only $40 for a short visit, a young Dane, Jacob Holdt ended up staying over five years, hitchhiking more than 100,000 miles throughout the USA.

He sold blood plasma twice weekly to be able to buy film. He lived in more than 400 homes - from the poorest migrant work to America's wealthiest families such as the Rockefellers. They not only gave him a hospitality and warmth, but their continuing friendship to this day.

Back in Denmark he put together the photos he had taken into a multimedia show named American Pictures.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me want to cry from shame - this is the real country I live in. Feels so sad.

6:55 AM  

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