WorldCat Identities

Holdt, Jacob

Overview
Works: 41 works in 121 publications in 7 languages and 864 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Translator, Compiler, Artist
Classifications: E169.Z8, 973.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacob Holdt
Bilder aus Amerika : eine Reise durch das schwarze Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pictures : a personal journey through the American underclass by Jacob Holdt( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1971 to 1978 the author, a Dane, hitchiked across more than 100,000 miles of America. This volume, written at the journey's end, contains some 700 of the photographs he took, and describes his odyssey
Bilder aus Amerika persönliche Erlebnisse in Amerikas Unterschichten : zwischen Eloi und Morlocks by Jacob Holdt( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikanische Bilder : e. Reise durch d. schwarze Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

United States 1970-1975 by Jacob Holdt( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, Jacob Holdt left his native Denmark and arrived in the U.S. with 40 dollars in his pocket. He meant to zip through the country on his way to South America, but he was so shocked and fascinated by what he saw here that he decided to stay a while. When his family was skeptical about the poverty he described in letters home, his father shipped over a cheap amateur camera, asking for proof, and Holdt began to create this portrait of America and its underclass. In the end, he spent five years as a vagabond, selling his blood twice a week and hitch-hiking over 100,000 miles. He befriended whoever offered him a ride, and a ride frequently became an offer to stay a few days. He never said no, and in the end visited more than 350 homes, where he photographed the people he lived with: poor families, millionaires, junkies, members of the Ku Klux Klan. His images echo the work of the WPA, and have inspired Lars Van Trier among others. More recently, Holdt, who was born 1947 in Copenhagen, has been working in third-world countries, documenting the lives of those in poverty there
American pictures = Amerikaanse indrukken : een persoonlijke reis door het zwarte Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reportage van een Deense predikantenzoon die vijf jaar heeft rondgezworven door Noord-Amerika en daar het leven aan de zelfkant van de maatschappij in woord en beeld heeft vastgelegd
Deutsche Börse photography prize 2008 by Deutsche Börse AG( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikanske billeder : en personlig rejse gennem det sorte Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in Danish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejseskildringer og rejsebreve om det amerikanske samfund og om minoriteternes vanskelige vilkår
Amerikanske billeder : en personlig rejse gennem Amerikas underklasse by Jacob Holdt( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tro, håb & [kærlighed] : Jacob Holdts Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith, Hope & Love : Jacob Holdt's America ; [... exhibition Faith, Hope & Love. Jacob Holdt's America October 2, 2009 - February 7, 2010]( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det handler om mennesker. Fotografier og billedtæpper by Annie Hedvard( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikanske bilder : en personlig reise gjennom det svarte Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En amerikareise by Eli Sæter( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejseskildring fra forfatterens rejse med forfatteren og fotografen Jacob Holdt til Amerika som opfølgning på Jacob Holdt's billedberetning: Amerikanske billeder, om racismen og undertrykkelsen i det daværende samfund
Jacob Holdt, Bilder aus Amerika : eine Reise durch das schwarze Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith, hope & [love] : Jacob Holdt's America by Jacob Holdt( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikanska bilder : en personlig resa genom det svarta Amerika by Jacob Holdt( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikanske billeder by Jacob Holdt( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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United States 1970-1975Jacob Holdt United States 1970-1975 : [exhibition, "Jacob Holdt : United States 1970-1975" held in Essen, Museum Folkwang ; Bienne, Photoforum PasquArt ; Prague, Langhans Galerie ; Luxembourg, Centre National de l'Audiovisuel ; Chalon-sur-Saone, Musee Nicephore Niepce]Jacob Holdt - Unites States 1970 - 1975 : [l' exposition Jacob Holdt. Unites States 1970 - 1975 est organisée par l'association GwinZegal , Museum Folkwang, Essen ...]
Alternative Names
Jacob Holdt

Jacob Holdt dänischer Fotograf, Schriftsteller und Entwicklungshelfer

Jacob Holdt Danish photographer

Jacob Holdt dansk foredragsholder og fotograf

Jacob Holdt fotograaf uit Denemarken

Languages
German (34)

English (27)

Danish (23)

Norwegian (6)

Swedish (4)

French (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Deutsche Börse photography prize 2008Jacob Holdt United States 1970-1975 : [exhibition, "Jacob Holdt : United States 1970-1975" held in Essen, Museum Folkwang ; Bienne, Photoforum PasquArt ; Prague, Langhans Galerie ; Luxembourg, Centre National de l'Audiovisuel ; Chalon-sur-Saone, Musee Nicephore Niepce]Faith, Hope & Love : Jacob Holdt's America ; [... exhibition Faith, Hope & Love. Jacob Holdt's America October 2, 2009 - February 7, 2010]Jacob Holdt - Unites States 1970 - 1975 : [l' exposition Jacob Holdt. Unites States 1970 - 1975 est organisée par l'association GwinZegal , Museum Folkwang, Essen ...]Faith, hope & [love] : Jacob Holdt's AmericaFaith, hope & [love] : Jacob Holdt's AmericaAmerican pictures