Ballenesque

Roger Ballen: a Retrospective

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Author: Roger Ballen,Robert J. C. Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519691

Category: Photography

Page: 336

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An exploration of "the Ballenesque" over the four-decade-long career of this daring artist--representing an entirely fresh edit by Roger Ballen himself and featuring many previously unpublished images

Brutal, Tender, Human, Animal

Roger Ballen Photography

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642276889

Category: Photography

Page: 34

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Over almost 30 years, Roger Ballen has produced some of the most compelling and thought-provoking images in contemporary photography. His work is unflinching, confronting and always deeply moving. With its roots in the photo-documentary tradition, Ballen's approach has expanded to become an unforgettable vision of the human condition.

Boyhood

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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The Theater of Apparitions

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544648

Category:

Page: 192

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An immersive new monograph from the critically acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen

Asylum of the Birds

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Author: Roger Ballen,Didi Bozzini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544297

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Asylum of the Birds is a new body of work by Roger Ballen, one of the most original image-makers of our times. Ballen has always sought to push the boundaries of photographic practice and has created an aesthetic and artistic vision unlike any other contemporary photographer. The images in Asylum of the Birds have been photographed entirely within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a tightly guarded secret. The inhabitants of the house, both people and animals, and most notably the ever-present birds, are the cast who perform within a sculptural and decorated theatrical interior that Ballen creates and orchestrates. The resulting images are painterly, complex and surreal. They are richly layered with graffiti, drawings, animals and found objects. In a world where photographers seek to avoid definition, and whose work is often banal, Ballen is a true original who not only defies genres, but has defined his own artistic space as well.

Dorps

Small Towns of South Africa

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Protea Boekhuis

ISBN: 9781869193942

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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"Dorps: The Small Towns of South Africa" is about a part of Old Africa that is quickly disappearing, captured by an internationally renowned American photographer."

Outland

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 120

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"Outland" is the third installment in a trilogy of works and the conclusionf a journey begun by "Dorps" and "Platteland". Incorporating a smallelection of Ballen's photographs from the 1980s and early 1990s, butominated by new work from the late 1990s, his work has progressed to a newevel entirely. Continuing to work with poor South African whites, now mainlyn the Guateng urban area at the heart of South Africa (the cities to whichany poor whites have migrated following the end of apartheid), Ballen'sortraits have become disturbing and personal, he has begun to weave his ownarratives out of recurring visual themes -animals, masks and chaoticlectric wiring - the result is a collection of strangely posed tableauxhowing a world of alienation and poverty, contradicting notions of whiteupremacy for which South Africa has become infamous.

Lines, Marks, and Drawings

Through the Lens of Roger Ballen

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Author: Craig Allen Subler,Christine Mullen Kreamer,Robert Young

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791353159

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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From distinctive portraits and complex photographic tableaux to YouTube sensations, the work of prominent African photographer Roger Ballen is given a fresh perspective in this volume. This volume also addresses the use of drawing and line in Ballen's newest work in videography. This astonishing collection reveals the breadth of Ballen's work, which moves fluidly between photography and drawing, harshness and beauty, raw expression and technical prowess.

Ballenesque (Collector's Edition): Roger Ballen: a Retrospective

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500544938

Category:

Page: 336

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Limited to 100 copies (+ 5 artist's copies) numbered 1-100. Includes a print of 'Candlelight' (2014), signed and numbered by Roger Ballen.Separated into four parts, Ballenesque takes readers on a visual, chronological journey through Roger Ballen's entire oeuvre, including both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs. Part I explores his formative artistic influences and his later rediscovery of boyhood through photography, culminating in his first published monograph, Boyhood, in 1979. Part II then charts the period between 1980 and 2000, during which time his deeper search for the elemental self found its way into the 'Dorps', or small towns, of South Africa and concluding with the release of his seminal monograph Outland. Part III covers the years 2000-2013, when Ballen achieved global recogition with Shadow Chamber and Boarding House and his work began to veer away from portraiture altogether. Finally, in Part IV, Ballen reflects upon his career in its entirety. With over 300 photographs and an introduction by eminent academic Robert J. C. Young, this book provides both an entirely new way of seeing Ballen's work for those who already follow his career and a comprehensive introduction for those encountering his photographs for the first time.

Animal Abstraction

Selected Photogaphs 1998-2011

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Author: Roger Ballen,Wim Pijbes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789071848001

Category: Photography

Page: 99

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Born in New York city in 1950, Roger Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, as a photographer for almost 30 years. He is one of the world's foremost practitioner's of black and white photography. Ballen has been shooting in monochrome from his renowned documentary images of South African villagers to his recent extraordinary explorations of the psyche and its aesthetics. The recurring subject of animals has been an essential theme in Ballen's work. 'Animal Abstraction' is the catalogue of an exhibition recently held at Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam.0Exhibition: Reflex Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Roger Ballen: Boarding House

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714849522

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Following on from the critical success of Outland and Shadow Chamber, Roger Ballen's previous books published by Phaidon, Boarding House features a new collection of photographs from this significant photographer.

Printed Stuff

Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg : a Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996

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Author: Richard H. Axsom,David Platzker,Claes Oldenburg

Publisher: Hudson Hills

ISBN: 9781555951238

Category: Art

Page: 453

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This magnificent volume documents the printmaking career of leading pop artist, influential creator of public monuments, and bravura draftsman Claes Oldenburg. Includes an important essay on Oldenburg's career and a catalogue of his entire printed oeuvre, from limited editions to ephemera. A must for scholars and collectors. 55 b&w illustrations, 52 duotones, 381 colorplates (including 2 gatefolds.

Platteland

Images from Rural South Africa

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312141875

Category: Social Science

Page: 129

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Stark duotone portrait photographs capture the hidden world of South Africa's impoverished white inhabitants of the "plattelands," revealing a ravaged world of social and economic isolation, disease, poverty, alcoholism, and abandonment.

The Remembered Present

Andrzej Jackowski

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Author: Andrzej Jackowski

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781906155889

Category: Art

Page: 157

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As one of the leading figurative painters of his generation, the work of Andrzej Jackowski is mostly autobiographical, based on his early childhood memories, recollections of a family history in Poland and the feelings of alienation and enclosure that these experiences roused. Born to Polish parents, the first 11 years of Andrzej Jackowski's life were spent in a post-war refugee camp, and The Remembered Present delves into the resulting themes of alienation, family, childhood and nationality that are ever-present in the artist's work. Using powerful, insistent images from his past Jackowski explores ideas of human memory and psyche both on a personal and more collective level. Although personal in intention, his work is an embodiment of contemporary historical painting. The Remembered Present is the first profile on his hugely intriguing artist and includes essays by Timothy Hyman, Gabriel Josopovici and Michael Tucker.

No hay nadie

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Author: Graciela Iturbide

Publisher: LA Fabrica

ISBN: 9788415303176

Category: Education

Page: 63

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'There Is No One' gathers together 25 images taken by Iturbide between 1997 and 2010 during her travels through India. She lays bare the relationship between man and nature, individual and culture, the real and the psychological.

Shadow chamber

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Author: Roger Ballen,Robert A. Sobieszek

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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Best known for his striking photographs of people on the fringes of South African society, Roger Ballen makes images that are ambiguous and often disturbing, but also shot through with flashes of dark humour. The photographs in Shadow Chamber blur the boundaries between documentary photography and art forms such as painting, theatre and sculpture, challenging the ways in which we perceive the 'reality' of photography. Ballen's images are completely honest, yet also fabricated. The mysterious, cell-like rooms that Ballen photographs are actual places, but they are unsettling and strange, logical but impossible: their walls are covered with scribbled drawings, stains and dangling wires, the floors are strewn with bizarre props and artefacts. Dogs, rabbits and kittens wander into the frame or are stuffed into unlikely containers. The humans and animals in Ballen's photographs appear isolated and lost, yet strangely empowered at the same time. The resulting images are allegories of lived experiences and surreal takes on human destiny. In his introduction to Shadow Chamber, curator Robert A. Sobieszek analyzes Ballen's unique approach and sets his work in the wider context of the history of documentary photography and critical theory.

Art Can Help

New and Selected Essays

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Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300229240

Category: Art

Page: 92

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A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society In Art Can Help, the internationally acclaimed American photographer Robert Adams offers over two dozen meditations on the purpose of art and the responsibility of the artist. In particular, Adams advocates art that evokes beauty without irony or sentimentality, art that "encourages us to gratitude and engagement, and is of both personal and civic consequence." Following an introduction, the book begins with two short essays on the works of the American painter Edward Hopper, an artist venerated by Adams. The rest of this compilation contains texts--more than half of which have never before been published--that contemplate one or two works by an individual artist. The pictures discussed are by noted photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Emmet Gowin, Dorothea Lange, Abelardo Morell, Edward Ranney, Judith Joy Ross, John Szarkowski, and Garry Winogrand. Several essays summon the words of literary figures, including Virginia Woolf and Czeslaw Milosz. Adams's voice is at once intimate and accessible, and is imbued with the accumulated wisdom of a long career devoted to making and viewing art. This eloquent and moving book champions art that fights against disillusionment and despair.

Platteland Revisted

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869198374

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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From 1982 to 1986, Roger Ballen, an American, travelled widely throughout South Africa, visiting its scattered towns and villages. During this time he developed a unique vision towards little-known corners and artifacts, trading stores, old houses and humble people. Textured with time, these photographs reveal the essence of these places. Roger Ballen has produced a number of notable books including Dorps, Images from Rural South Africa (1994), Outland (2000), Shadow Chamber (2005), and Boarding House (2009). Ballen regularly shows his work in galleries around the world, and his photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Tate, London and the Iziko National Gallery in Cape Town.

Penn Station, New York

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Author: Louis Stettner,Raphael Picon,Adam Gopnik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544501

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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Louis Stettner is one of the last living members of the avant-garde New York School of Photography. His Penn Station series of the late 1950s represents some of his most important work, gathered here in a single form for the first time. The series is less a portrait of now-vanished building, though the station makes itself felt by its shadowy spaces and glowing surfaces, than a study of people at once in transit and in suspension. For Stettner, 'it was a spacious and dramatic arena where people in the act of travelling went through a mixture of excitement, a silent patience for waiting, and an honest fatigue', and he found the project exhilarating. However, when completed, the photographs weren't deemed 'newsworthy' enough for publication. But with time and distance their significance has deepened, and this body of work has become recognized as a major work of art.

Pieter Hugo

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Author: Ralf Beil,Uta Ruhkamp

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791383842

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 304

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A comprehensive survey of the acclaimed photographer Pieter Hugo and his mesmerizing work, this book features images from each of his major series throughout his prolific career. Pieter Hugo's images are unflinching and unforgettable. Beginning with -Looking Aside, - his series of portraits of marginalized people, Hugo has striven to capture the African continent with empathy and impartiality. Whether confronting the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, documenting electrical waste dumps in Ghana, or photographing in Nigeria's dynamic film industry, Nollywood, Hugo treats his subjects with reverence and awe. Including examples of his most recent series taken in the U.S. and China, this book offers stunning reproductions of Hugo's work in color and black-and-white, accompanied by the photographer's personal commentary. Bringing together more than a decade of work that has elicited fulsome praise, this volume lets readers appreciate Pieter Hugo's extraordinary oeuvre.