Monthly Archives: December 2012

Do a good photo deed for young women in Burundi


Buy a photographic print and give 50% to the woman’s education and family. Here is why and how!

Let me introduce to you Alberthine – “Tina” – Ndayishimiye  who was born in 1991. She studies communication at the Lac Tanganyika University in Bujumbura, the capital of tiny, beautiful Burundi. I met her for the first time this summer and there are now 9 photos of her on my photo homepage.

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Tina # 4, Bujumbura, Burundi 2012
© Jan Oberg 2012

Tina is a very proud personality. She studies with diligence and finances her life by working evenings at a hotel reception. She is smart – no one has ever asked me so many and good questions about photography and business. She has not done photography before but as you’ll see right away she is stunning – with natural beauty, expressive face and a fine ability to just be herself and forget that I am there. Thus she is so easy to work with.

Why Burundi?
Many people don’t know where this little country is. It is south of Rwanda and one of the countries at the huge Lake Tanganyika. I’ve worked in Burundi since 1999 to promote reconciliation and peace after the genocide in the 1990s with non-governmental organizations (particularly two youth organizations), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a private university.
During longer stays I spend my spare time with eight female university students and a group of former street boys. We go to places, take pictures and learn a lot about each other. And we laugh a lot.

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Tina # 9, Bujumbura, Burundi 2012
© Jan Oberg 2012

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Give the Gift of Photo Art

Open Gallery This Coming Saturday, December 15 – Online Exhibit Always Open

Time: 12-16. All other times are good too but by appointment only on 0046 (0) 738 52 52 00 or on janoberg@mac.com

The exhibtion “Convertibles” with new photos by Anders Jönsson and myself continues – and there is a lot more to see.

Think differently this year: Give the Gift of Photo Art!

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Photos on fine art papers, metal and canvas in various sizes from A5 to A1

With prices between US$ 20 and 1000 – dependent on format, editions, category, technique and media – you’ll always find something at Oberg PhotoGraphics that will make a family member or friend happy. Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of doing something new with your own walls – at home, in your study or your company? Continue reading