Jacob Holdt and Rune Engelbreth Larsen

Jacob Holdt and Rune Engelbreth Larsen

Jacob Holdt

Jacob Holdt (born 1947 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish photographer, writer and lecturer. In the 1970's he hitchiked his way across the United States with only $40 in his pocket and a cheap camera, and documented his impressions of social differences and racism that was later published in the book American Pictures in 1977.

The slideshow from his journey in the United States has become one of the most successful campus events ever in America presented more than 1150 times in 300 colleges. In 1984 The New York Times wrote in a review: "Jacob Holdt has fashioned a visually powerful examination of America's impoverished. The photographic record makes an intense impact."

Nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008.

Website in English: American Pictures
Website in Danish: American Pictures

Rune Engelbreth Larsen

Rune Engelbreth Larsen (born 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish writer, historian of ideas and columnist at the daily newspaper Politiken.

A frequent participant in the public debate in Denmark since the mid-nineties speaking out against xenophobia, supression of minorities and the undermining of civil rights. National boardmember of European Network Against Racism (ENAR) since 2002, and European boardmember since 2007.

Rune Engelbreth Larsen has written or contributed to fiften books in Danish on political, cultural and historical topics, e.g. The Cartoon Crisis (2006, with the Editor in Chief of Politiken, Tøger Seidenfaden), The Renaissance and the Roots of Humanism (2006) and Enlightenment and Tolerance (2009).

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