Arielle #2_PhSh
Arielle # 2 – Burundi 2010


Lund, December 12, 2015

Hi friend…

Welcome to shoot # 36
– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend and “weekbegin.”

A humanitarian gift
I’ve worked as a peace researcher and educator in Burundi, on and off between 1999 and 2012. Healing after the genocide looked promising.

It’s the 2nd poorest on earth with 10 million strong, struggling people and a breathtakingly beautiful countryside. But sadly, today it is at the brink of civil war, perhaps another genocide. The world knows it and does nothing to prevent it.

During my many visits I took pictures of young women – the natural way they wanted to be photographed. Most had never been in front of a camera before. Arielle above later became Miss Burundi.

With each I have a contract promising them 50% of my sales price here in Sweden. With the annual per capita income being around US $ 200, this can mean a lot to them.

So if you buy one of the 55 images from the website you’ve supported a young person in a poor, violence-stricken land.

Fiona # 1 – Burundi 2010

I’ve also taken photos of former street boys in Burundi who benefit from my sales.

Browse the links. I urge you do a good deed today for someone who is in need and in danger now.

Three Beach Boys – Burundi 2009

Close to southern Sweden? Come around
“Pictures At An Exhibition” is on show at my studio together with the “Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10” inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s 1969-series based on Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings is also on show. More on the idea and how it was executed on my art blog.
My studio is open always – just we need to make an appointment first (see below).

New editions
Just uploaded yesterday on my photo homepage. More to follow the next few days. Enjoy!

My best
Jan Oberg

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