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Asylum of the Birds By Roger Ballen

Asylum of the Birds by Roger Ballen

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Summary

An extraordinary monograph by one of the most revered and original image-makers at work today, now expanded and updated to include previously unpublished work.

Asylum of the Birds Summary

Asylum of the Birds by Roger Ballen

In a world in which many photographers seek to avoid definition, Roger Ballen's photographs define themselves in their defiance of classification and genre: his world stands out as one of a kind. The black-and-white images featured in Asylum of the Birds were created exclusively within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a guarded secret. The inhabitants of the house, both human and animal - including, most notably, the ever-present birds - are the cast of Ballen's world, performers amidst the theatrical interiors that they create and he orchestrates. The resulting images exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation and photography. They are timeless, psychologically powerful and masterfully composed.

Asylum of the Birds Reviews

'Provocative, graphic, and unlike anything else you're likely to have seen' - British Journal of Photography
'Ballen is a true original who not only defies genres, but defines his own artistic space' - Hungry Eye
'A culmination of Ballen's previous works and a step further forward (or downward, if we use his analogy) in his exploration of the deepest, most confusing parts of his existence' - Daily Telegraph
'A truly unique artistic vision. Highly recommended' - Lens Culture

About Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen is the recipient of numerous awards, including `Photographer of the Year' at Rencontres d'Arles in 2002 and `Photography Book of the Year' for Outland at Photo Espana in 2001.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Roger Ballen; Plates; List of Works; Biography

Additional information

NGR9780500294864
9780500294864
0500294860
Asylum of the Birds by Roger Ballen
New
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20190328
160
N/A
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