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Diesel & Dust

- Lifestyle Country Life

A life of adventure criss-crossing Africa and beyond is what has inspired iconic South African photographer Obie Oberholzer – and provided the title of his latest book.

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Lensman-philosopher comes back to town

- Grocott’s Mail

Obie Oberholzer will be in town soon to launch his new book, Diesel & Dust. The world-renowned photographer who lived in Grahamstown for 30 years will be giving a slideshow presentation on his latest collection of photographs and commentary, published by Jacana, at The Highlander on Tuesday 15 November.

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What you see is who you get

- Sunday Times

Obie Oberholzer , renegade photographer, seasoned berserker and lifelong moustache-wearer, has a new book out. He meets Olive Roberts to discuss freedom, sadness and being an asshole.

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In Focus

Author and photographer of 10 books, Obie Oberholzer is a best-selling, world-renowned and legendary photographer who has travelled the African continent extensively. A former fine arts and photography lecturer, he bought his first camera, a Hasselblad, while a student at Stellenbosch University. In 1979 he completed a Masters Diploma at the Bavarian State Institute of Photography. In 1999 he was Associate Professor and Head of Photography Section, School of Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. After his retirement from academia in 2002 he moved with his wife Lynn to Nature’s Valley in the Eastern Cape.

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New from Legendary South African Photographer, Obie Oberholzer: Diesel & Dust

“Few SA artists can productively be called raconteurs, as in a skilful teller of anecdotes. Most are simply too glum – solemn, too – when spinning yarns around their work. If only more artists, in particular photographers, could be like Obie Oberholzer.” – Sean O’Toole, Financial Mail

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