BALLENESQUE – roger ballen: a retrospective
P H Centre – Photo Gallery & Bookstore, Cape Town is proud to be hosting the launch of Roger Ballen’s latest book: BALLENESQUE roger ballen: a retrospective.
This timely and comprehensive retrospective takes a linear path, with personal reflections by Ballen, which are central to this detailed exploration of his style. With over 300 photographs and an introduction by cultural theorist and critic, Robert J. C. Young, BALLENSQUE offers a new way of looking at the work of one of the world’s most important and original photographers.
As part of the opening, Ballen will give a presentation about his work, with images and videos related to the book and his career. The winner of the BALLENESQUE Photo Competition – will also be announced.
An exciting exhibition, featuring a selection of iconic Ballen images from the artist’s highly acclaimed career runs until the 2nd of March 2018.
Five Hands, 2006.
Head Inside Shirt, 2001.
Nine Birds, 2009.
Roger Ballen is an American-born photographer who has lived and worked in South Africa since the 1970s. His previous award-winning books include Platteland (1994), Outland (2001), Shadow Chamber (2005), Boarding House (2009), Asylum of the Birds (2014) and The Theatre of Apparitions (2016). Ballen’s photographs are collected by some of the most important institutions in the world and he has won numerous prestigious awards in photography and filmmaking. Robert J. C. Young is a British postcolonial theorist, cultural critic and historian. He is currently the Dean of Arts and Humanities at New York University Abu Dhabi.(©Roger Ballen)