Welcome preface

Welcome to my official site in a new design. It tells you who I am and what I do as peace researcher and art photographer. It’s merely a gateway. My writings, media commentaries, videos, books and book chapters, photographic works, blog posts and social media activity are spread all over under the menus above and in the links in the right-hand column. Browse, enjoy, be challenged – for peace and art. And click to your right to follow this diverse place. Jan Oberg

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Video-rapporter fra Art Basel 2017

Jeg eksperimenterer for tiden med video – såvel vedrørende international politik og fred som foto og anden kunst. De skabes på min iPhone og jeg er fascineret af de muligheder, denne rivende hurtige tekniske udvikling giver os – for både at nyde, lære, skabe kontakter og lave alternativer til de traditionelle medier. Vil derfor lige nævne at jeg løbende poster […]

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The “Abstract Real” video

This video offers glimpses of the works I exhibited in my studio in 2016 – an exploration of abstract photography: What is real? What is abstract? And how do the two mix…blur? All the works started out with a photography and successively changed in the process to become “abstract”. I find that fascinating since photography has almost always been about taking pictures of what is, i.e. documentary. (Of course with the exception of those few who experimented with “photograms” à la Moholy-Nagy and other techniques that departed from the urge to present a documentation of a recognizable reality). Observe please the inspiration from Iranian aesthetics, including classical geometric patterns and calligraphy, and enjoy the music I’ve chosen by Iranian composer Fariborz Lachini too. I’ve written about the background of this exploration at Oberg PhotoGraphic’s blog. And as usual the video is uploaded to my channels on Vimeo and Youtube.

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Mindeord for Viggo Rivad

Viggo Rivad, fotograf, født 3. juli 1922, død 8. februar 2016 Viggo Rivad, grand old man i dansk fotografi, debuterede i 1946 og prægede området i næsten 70 år. Han har givet Danmark en mængde klassiske billedserier som Et Farvel, Lauritz, Kofoeds Skole ogB & W Teglholmen, et antal fotobøger fra den store verden, udsmykninger for DSB og Kastrup Lufthavn, 40.000 […]

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