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Ballen, Roger 1950-

Overview
Works: 145 works in 274 publications in 5 languages and 2,520 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Portraits  Photobooks  History 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Contributor, wpr
Classifications: TR655, 779.092
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Most widely held works about Roger Ballen
 
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Most widely held works by Roger Ballen
Platteland : images from rural South Africa by Roger Ballen( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorps : small towns of South Africa by Roger Ballen( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyhood by Roger Ballen( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing in darkness = Crescer na escuridão = Grandir dans les ténèbres by Roger Ballen( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow chamber by Roger Ballen( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Ballen challenges the ways in which we perceive the 'reality' of photography. This body of work is a product of the decades Ballen has spent working with and photographing the common folk of rural and suburban South Africa
Outland by Roger Ballen( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keuze uit het werk van de Amerikaanse fotograaf, gespecialiseerd in opnamen van de allerarmste blanken aan de rand van de Zuid-Afrikaanse maatschappij
Cette Afrique-là by Roger Ballen( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in French and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Citigroup Private Bank Photography Prize 2002 : in association with the Photographers' Gallery( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The audience by Roger Ballen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The photograph Audience from Roger Ballen's book "Asylum of the Birds" has been deconstructed to afford viewers a more intimate look at the pictorial elements contained within it ... The individual drawings from the photographs are extruded singularly, presenting the reader with a close-up look at Roger Ballen's drawings"--Publisher's web site
Ballenesque : Roger Ballen : a retrospective by Roger Ballen( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Ballen est surtout connu pour ses images psychologiquement puissantes et complexes qui existent dans un espace entre la peinture, le dessin, l'installation et la photographie. Ballenesque est la première rétrospective complète de son travail. Séparé en quatre parties, Ballenesque emmène les lecteurs dans un voyage chronologique à travers toute l'œuvre de Ballen, incluant à la fois des images iconiques et des œuvres inédites. La première partie explore les influences artistiques formatrices de Ballen et sa redécouverte par la photographie, aboutissant à sa première monographie publiée, Boyhood, en 1979. La deuxième partie retrace la période entre 1980 et 2000, période durant laquelle il publie sa monographie originale, Outland. La partie III couvre les années 2000-2013, quand Ballen a obtenu une reconnaissance mondiale et son travail a commencé à s'éloigner complètement du portrait. Enfin, dans la partie IV, Ballen réfléchit à sa carrière. (d'après l'éditeur)
Roger Ballen : resurrected = toinen tuleminen by Roger Ballen( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrected is the title of a house that used to be deep inside the Finnish Forest. Photographer and artist Roger Ballen was invited to transform this house to portray his unique aesthetic. The whole buidling was then taken apart and reassembled at the Serlachius Museum Gösta in Mänattä. The book Resurrected documets not only the history and construction of this unique edifice, but reveals the singula aesthetic vision of Roger Ballen, where the concrete and abstract, real and imaginary, and atypical and archetypal merge into a single poetic space
Outland, Roger Ballen by Roger Ballen( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outland by Roger Ballen( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This photobook from photographer and artist Roger Ballen, first published in 2000 and now available in an expanded edition with more than 25 never-before-seen images. His black-and-white photographs of South Africans on the fringe of society are powerful psychological studies: disturbing, exciting and impossible to forget
Boarding house by Roger Ballen( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger Ballen's photographs are like images from a waking dream: compelling and thought-provoking, with layers of rich details, flashes of dark humor, and an altered sense of place. Blurring the boundaries between documentary photography and autonomic art, his work is both a powerful social statement and a complex psychological study." "Accompanying the exhibition at Johnen Galerie Berlin Phaidon Press publishes Boarding House by Roger Ballen, a new collection of photographs by the South African photographer. Showcasing over 70 black and white images, mostly unpublished, this is Ballen's most formally sophisticated work to date. An introductory essay by photography curator David Travis is looking at these images in the wider context of Ballen's career." "Boarding House is a space of transient residence, of comings and goings, of people sheltered in a place they are using for their immediate survival. Basic and fundamental, the structure is furnished with objects necessary for an elementary existence, decorated with evocative drawings, and littered throughout with animals. Remnants function there as physical symbols of events that have occurred in the space; broken pieces of a functional reality exist as the leftovers of scenarios that have been played out there. The altered sense of place of this temporary abode creates a sense of alienation, which acts as a jumping off point for the imagination to run wild. The tableaux have a greater emphasis on drawn and sculptural elements, and the sense of collaboration between the artist and his subjects is increasingly relevant. Similar to his critically acclaimed work Outland and Shadow Chamber, the Boarding House is a journey of discovery in which we leave our ordinary selves behind and confront a primitive part of the human condition and its psyche. Whether the place is real or imaginary is both indecipherable and irrelevant. It is a place where Ballen's subconscious and the viewer's inhibitions can occupy its own universe."--Jacket
Roger Ballen : photographs 1969-2009 by Roger Ballen( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 30 years now, the photographer Roger Ballen has been shooting portraits of the impoverished white population of rural South Africa, of day labourers, security guards and workers who eek out a wretched existence in the so-called Platteland. Ballen portrays his subjects against the theatrical backdrop of their own humble homes, whose Spartan interiors he transforms into claustrophobic stage sets on which the actors play their parts with extraordinary expressiveness. The selected props include wire and dilapidated furniture, which shot in conjunction with the subjects themselves develop a surrealistic life of their own. There is something almost absurdly grotesque about these documentary-style compositions and at the same time something worryingly oppressive. They show a hermetically sealed world that can be read as a deeply troubling image of psychotic energy.--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
Animal abstraction : selected photographs 1998-2011 by Roger Ballen( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 : Die Antwoord : I fink you freeky by Roger Ballen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Antwoord by Roger Ballen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Ballen : storie( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Platteland : images from rural South Africa
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Dorps : small towns of South AfricaShadow chamberRoger Ballen : Fotografien 1969-2009 ; [anlässlich der Ausstellung Roger Ballen. Fotografien 1969-2009 ; eine Ausstellung des Münchner Stadtmuseums, Sammlung Fotografie, 12. November 2010-27. Februar 2011]OutlandOutland, Roger BallenBoarding houseRoger Ballen : photographs 1969-2009
Alternative Names
Ballen, Roger

Ballen, Roger F.

Ballen, Roger F. 1950-

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen Amerikaans fotograaf

Roger Ballen fotògraf estatunidenc

Roger Ballen fotógrafo estadounidense

Roger Ballen photographe américain

Roger Ballen US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Роджер Баллен

Languages
English (112)

German (10)

French (9)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)