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Roger Ballen: Boarding House

Ballen, Roger

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ISBN 10: 0714849529 / ISBN 13: 9780714849522
Published by Phaidon Press, U.S.A., 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Roger Ballen: Boarding House

Publisher: Phaidon Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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'Boarding House' captures an imaginary space of transient residence, of comings and goings, focusing on the evocative drawings and sculptural objects as well as the people and animals found there.

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Roger Ballen (b. 1950) has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa for almost 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. His images are both powerful social statements and disturbing psychological studies. Ballen's book Outland, also published by Phaidon, was named Best Photographic book of the Year at PhotoEspana 2001, Madrid, Spain. David Traviswas chair of the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago until July 2008, having worked at the institute for 36 years. He curated more than 150 photography exhibitions at the institute and also guest-curated exhibitions at other American museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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