Asylum of the Birds

Author(s): Roger Ballen; Didi Bozzini

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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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General Fields

  • : 9780500294864
  • : Thames & Hudson, Limited
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : March 2019
  • : March 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger Ballen; Didi Bozzini
  • : Paperback
  • : 160