Allen A. Jorgensen






United States; South Africa





onepeople met with Allen Jorgensen in Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally born in the United States he emigrated to South Africa in 1964. His passion for steam locomotives has been a driving force in his photography for the last thirty years and has manifested itself in the publishing of four books of photographs and writings on the subject. Additionally, Allen has honored this passion by spearheading a national movement to preserve the steam locomotive from extinction. When we talked with him in the Magaliesberg mountain region, about 60 miles north of Johannesburg, he shared some interesting insight into the new South Africa and the art's movement of the seventies.

The interview we conducted with Allen deeply entrenched in the Magaliesberg montains is fascinating reading.