Roger Ballen: Outland Roger Ballen

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The seminal work from photographer and artist Roger Ballen, Outland is now available again in an expanded edition with more than 50 never-before-seen images and new commentary from the artist himself. The culmination of nearly 20 years of work, Outland marked Ballen's move from documentary photography into the realms of fiction and propelled him into the international spotlight. His black-and-white photographs of South Africans on the fringes of society are powerful psychological studies: disturbing, exciting and impossible to forget. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 300 x 280 mm (11 7/8 x 11 in)
  • Pages: 156 pp
  • ISBN: 9780714868844

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 PhotoEspaƱa 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.

"Compelling, powerful, haunting."—The Guardian

"Roger Ballen lives up to his reputation as a photographer unafraid to shock and challenge his audience... A vision of the darker side of human nature, and both surprises and intrigues in equal measure."—Daily Telegraph

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