Nature's Valley, South Africa
Obie Oberholzer is a South African photographer and author. He was born on a farm north of Pretoria in 1947. He studied Graphic Design at Stellenbosch University and Photography at the Bayerische Staatslehr Anstalt für Fotografie in München. He lectured in photography in Durban University from 1975 to 1983. From 1984 to 2002 he was Associate Professor in photography in the Fine Art Dept. at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in South Africa. Since 1987 he has produced 11 coffee table books on his travels and life in Africa. He has had 37 one-man exhibitions in South Africa and 11 in Europe and is a member of the German picture agency LAIF. He has worked for many international publications. His motto is: 'Life without adventure is no life at all'.
The Great Sangoma.
The prove his power over man and beasts, the Great Zulu Sangoma ( Witch-Doctor ) from Gingindlovu in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, holds a live Puff adder in his mouth.