Roger Ballen: a Retrospective

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career of this daring artist--representing an entirely fresh edit by Roger Ballen himself and featuring many previously unpublished images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

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.

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

Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500544938


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on a visual, chronological journey through Roger Ballen's entire oeuvre, including both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs.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.

Asylum of the Birds

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.

The Theater of Apparitions

Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500544648


Page: 192

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An immersive new monograph from the critically acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen


Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Chelsea House


Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Author: Roger Ballen

Publisher: Phaidon Press


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.

Platteland Revisted

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.

Lines, Marks, and Drawings

Through the Lens of Roger Ballen

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.


Small Towns of South Africa

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."

Animal Abstraction

Selected Photogaphs 1998-2011

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.


Images from Rural South Africa

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.

Roger Ballen: Boarding House

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.

No hay nadie

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.

Sticky Fingers

The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Author: Joe Hagan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874384

Category: Music

Page: 560

View: 7221

A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elton John, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and others. The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O’Rourke) and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine. Supplemented by a cache of extraordinary documents and letters from Wenner's personal archives, Sticky Fingers depicts an ambitious, mercurial, wide-eyed rock and roll fan of who exalts in youth and beauty and learns how to package it, marketing late sixties counterculture as a testament to the power of American youth. The result is a fascinating and complex portrait of man and era, and an irresistible biography of popular culture, celebrity, music, and politics in America.

Art Can Help

New and Selected Essays

Author: Robert Adams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300229240

Category: Art

Page: 92

View: 4863

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.

David Lynch, Nudes

Author: David Lynch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782869251397


Page: 240

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Ten years after the exhibition The Air Is on Fire, which unveiled David Lynch's photographic and painting work, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain is publishing this book, which features more than 120 black-and-white and colour images of feminine nudes realized by the artist. These erotically charged photographs are close to abstraction, offering kaleidoscopic visions of the woman. They attest to David Lynch's fascination with the infinite variety of the human body, while being in line with his cinematographic work. 'I like to photograph naked women. The infinite variety of the human body is fascinating: it is amazing and magic to see how different women are' David Lynch


True Stories

Author: Minna Proctor

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1936787628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

View: 9374

“Landslide is that rare book that somehow succeeds in being both knowing and open-hearted, both formally sly and emotionally direct. Its timeless subjects—grief, storytelling, the giving up of childish things—are rendered in ways that are as movingly honest as they are probing and unfamiliar. A swift, compelling read.” —Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone Minna Zallman Proctor's Landslide is a captivating collection of interconnected personal essays. These “true stories” explore the author’s complicated relationship with her mother—who was diagnosed with cancer at age fifty-seven and died fifteen years later—and the ways in which their connection was long the “prime mover” of Proctor’s life, the subtle force coursing beneath her adulthood. As such, these vibrant essays also narrate the trials and triumphs of Proctor’s own life—shifting between America and Italy (and loving “being a foreigner, the constant sense of unfamiliarity that supplanted all of my expectations and disappointments”), her bumpy first marriage, the profound pleasure she takes in motherhood, and the confounding experience of trying to arrange a Jewish burial for her “Jewish, not quite Jewish” mother. Proctor has an integrity and humor that is never extinguished despite life’s mounting difficulties. She also slyly questions her own narrative throughout. “Not having told this story before means I never fixed many details in my memory,” she writes. “[I] have to rely on flashes, the transparent stills that hang in my mind, made of smell, the way the light casts, the wind on skin.” The essays in this book are a sharply intelligent exploration of what happens when death and divorce unmoor you from certainties, and about the unreliable stories we tell ourselves, and others, in order to live.

Empire, Colony, Postcolony

Author: Robert JC Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405193409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4439

"The first book to introduce the main historical and cultural parameters of the different categories of empire, colony, and postcolony, and the ways in which they are analysed today"--

Die Antwoord

I Fink You Freeky

Author: Ivor Powell,Roger Ballen,Ninja,Yolandi Visser

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348605

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 9308

Art photography meets popular culture in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of a hugely successful music video by musicians Die Antwoord and photographer Roger Ballen. With more than 25 million hits and counting since its uploading on YouTube in 2012, "I Fink You Freeky" has brought its director Roger Ballen, and its subject, rap group Die Antwoord, into the zeitgeist of young people around the globe. Shot in black-and-white and featuring imagery, scenes, and subjects from Ballen's stunning photographic work, the video, with its infectious beat and Die Antwoord's ingenious blend of hip-hop, rap, and rave, has been a huge critical success. This book features the brilliant photography that inspired the collaboration between photographer and band, and shows how Ballen's images became part of the finished project. In addition, shots from the filming of the video, and of band members in rehearsal and on the set, offer a fascinating glimpse of synergy in the making. Introduced by art critic Ivor Powell, this volume also features an interview between Ballen and the members of Die Antwood.