Roger BALLEN, Elisabeth Sussman (essay)

Outland


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"Roger Ballen (b.1950) has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa for more than 30 years. Born in New York, he worked as a geologist and mining consultant before starting his photographic career by documenting the small villages of rural South Africa and their isolated inhabitants.

'Outland', winner of Best Photography Book of the Year at Photo España in Madrid, Spain, was first published by Phaidon in 2001, followed by critically acclaimed 'Shadow Chamber' and 'Boarding House' (Phaidon, 2005 and 2008). Ballen is represented by Gagosian Gallery.

The seminal photobook 'Outland' is now re-released in an expanded edition with many never-before-seen images from his archive.
The culmination of over 20 years of work, 'Outland' marked a shift in BALLEN’s practice from purely documentary photography.
His powerful psychological studies have influenced a generation of artists. His black-and-white photographs of South Africans on the fringes of society are powerful psychological studies: disturbing, exciting and impossible to forget. This revised edition includes a new essay by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York." (publisher's note)

"Der bereits 2001 erschienene Klassiker des Südafrikanischen Fotografen Roger BALLEN, der auch den Wandel des Dokumentaristen zum Fotografen psychologischer Studien zeigt, ist nun in einer Wiederauflage erschienen.

Die Wiederauflage wurde allerdings um zwanzig bis fünfzig (selbst die vom Verlag veröffentlichten Zahlen schwanken erheblich) Aufnahmen aus Roger BALLENs Archiv ergänzt.

Der Fotoband 'Outland' ist indes ein kraftvoller Band geblieben, der ganz zu Recht auf der Photo Espana 2001 mit dem 'Best Book Award des Jahres' ausgezeichnet wurde!" (© Richard G. SPORLEDER)