Incredible life

Some people live the most fascinating lives, Jacob Holdt is one of those people.

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 workers 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.

He joined the Indian rebellion in Wounded Knee, followed criminals in the ghettos during muggings, sneaked inside to work in Southern slave camps and infiltrated secret Ku Klux Klan meetings as well as Republican presidential campaign headquarters.

So far I havent read a whole lot of his site but I have looked at quite a few pictures and some of them are very impressive, I especially like his Bolivia and Nepal series. Very similar and as touching as one of my favorites, Steve McCurry’s renowed Afghan girl.

(via Metafilter)


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