OBIE OBERHOLZER 

 

Born in 1947, South Africa 

 

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS
1965      Matriculated. Clapham High School, Pretoria, South Africa. 
1966      Air Force Gymnasium, Pretoria, South Africa
1970      Diploma in Graphic Design, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
1972      German National Diploma in Photography, Bavarian State Institute of Photography, Munich,
             Germany
1973      Cameraman, Deutsch Condor Film, Munich, Germany
1974      Commercial Photographer, Pretoria
1979      Masters Diploma in Photography, Bavarian State Institute of Photography, Munich, Germany

 

EMPLOYMENT
1975/1983     Lecturer in Photography, Natal Technikon, Durban, South Africa
1984     Lecturer in Photography, Rhodes University, School of Fine Art, Grahamstown, South Africa
1993     Senior Lecturer and Head of the Photography Section, Rhodes University, School of Fine Art,
            Grahamstown
1999     Associate Professor and Head of the Photography Section, Rhodes University, School of Fine Art,
            Grahamstown
2002     Retired from Rhodes University and started own business.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS
1988     "Ariesfontein to Zuurfontein", Southern Books          
1989     ”Southern Circle", Johnathan Ball Publishers
1991     "To Hell 'n Gone", Struik          
            "Beyond Bagamoyo", A journey from Cape to Cairo, Hotazel Pub.
2000     "Raconteur Road", David Philip Publisher
2002     "The Hotazel Years". Double Storey Books
2006     "Round the Bend", Double Storey Books 
2007     "Long Ago Way", X-Cago & Jacana Publishers           
2010     "Memento Mori", (Only Photographs). X-Cago Publishers  
2011     “Diesel & Dust”, X-Cago & Jacana Publishers. 2011

 

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
35 One-Man Exhibitions. (1975 to 2004)
Various galleries in South Africa.
12 International One-Man Exhibitions
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Herten and Koln in Germany.
Madrid, Cartagena, Las Palmas & Barcelona in Spain.
Boulder (USA) Bielsko-Biala (Poland) Venlo (The Netherlands)

 

WORK PUBLISHED IN SOUTH AFRICAN MAGAZINES
Scope, Huisgenoot, Personality, Cosmopolitan, Latern, Flying, Springbok, Getaway, Millennium, Leadership, Profoto, Fair Lady, Sunday Times. De Kat.

 

WORK PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES
Color Photography, Foto, Stern, Merian, Geo, Die Zeit, (Germany) Grande Reportage, (France) Conde Nast, Traveler, (USA) Conde Nast Traveller, (Italy & Spain), Geography International (USA), The Daily Telegraph (England). Architectural Revue. ( England )

 

VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS
Caribbean, Naples and Islands (Italy), Peloponnese (Greece), Hamburg (Germany), South Africa, Namibia, French Wine areas, Kenya (Hemingway's Hunting Safaris), Zanzibar (Tanzania), World  War 1. Battlefields (Belguim and France) Eastern Seaboard. (USA)  Trobiant Islands (Papua New Guinea), New Zealand, The Netherlands, Socotra Island (Yemen) and various African countries.
Honorary Member - PPSA (The Professional Photographers of Southern Africa).

 

COMMERCIAL CLIENTS
Land Rover, Delta Motor Corporation (Isuzu), Volkswagen, Toyota, First National  Bank, Singita Lodges, South African Parks Board, CC Africa, Tanzanian Breweries (owned by South African Breweries)