Asylum of the Birds, Paperback / softback Book

Asylum of the Birds Paperback / softback

Description

In a world in which many photographers seek to avoid definition, Roger Ballen's photographs define themselves in their defiance of classification and genre: his world stands out as one of a kind.

The black-and-white images featured in Asylum of the Birds were created exclusively within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which remains a guarded secret.

The inhabitants of the house, both human and animal - including, most notably, the ever-present birds - are the cast of Ballen's world, performers amidst the theatrical interiors that they create and he orchestrates.

The resulting images exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation and photography.

They are timeless, psychologically powerful and masterfully composed.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 100 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9780500294864

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