Atlantic Ocean Near Grosse Bucht, Namibia

Atlantic Ocean Near Grosse Bucht, Namibia

Petrus Cornelius Jacobus “Obie” Oberholzer (born 1947) is a South African photographer.

Oberholzer was born on a small farm outside Pretoria, South Africa. He studied graphic design at Stellenbosch University in the late 1960s, and photography at the Bavarian State Institute of Photography in Munich, Germany in the early 1970s. He returned to Germany in 1979 for his Masters in Photography.

In between he worked for the Deutsche Condor Film, as a commercial photographer and as a lecturer at the Natal Technikon. He has published numerous (and popular) coffee table books documenting his exploits through the African interior.

Oberholzer worked as Professor of Photographer in the Fine Art Department of Rhodes University. He travels extensively producing quirky pictorial travel books. He works exclusively on medium format film and consults for a major film producer. He is a member of the German Photo Agency Bilderberg.

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