Roger Ballen – boyhood

Review by Gerhard Clausing • At times some of us feel a certain nostalgia and want to go back to our youth. We long to be boys or girls again, thinking that things were simpler in our youth. We imagine that life was more innocent and more harmonious than what we now face as adults.... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #33

Happy New Year & our 33th Issue • This is our last Issue for 2021 that includes a review of Matt Black's American Geography, which is one of our Interesting Artist and Photobooks for 2021. We will be starting the New Year off with a review of Ken Light's Course of the Empire another of our Interesting Photobooks for 2021, so stay tuned... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – #26

Welcome to our 26th Issue • We are midway through Spring while Summer is fast approaching. Here in Southern California that means we transition from 'May Gray' to 'June Gloom'; lots of overcast and cooler days, with the really sunny beach weather usually appearing in July. Now is a really good time to select some interesting photobooks to read by... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal – Issue #22

Welcome to our 22nd Issue •Wow! And we thought 2020 had been a traumatic year. Then 2021 began in the U.S. with the attempted coup at our Capitol. Thus our book review schedule was a bit disrupted by this and related events, but we're getting back on track again with a new administration that is focused on keeping our American democracy intact.Looking ahead:... Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen – Roger the Rat

Review by Gerhard Clausing • Roger Ballen is taking us on another trip – this time viewed through the mind of an alter ego named Roger the Rat. This creature is a life-sized human-animal combo who wears the mask of a rodent and serves as the tool of Ballen’s mysterious puppetry. The fixed expression on... Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen – Ballenesque: a retrospective

Artist: Roger Ballen (born New York City & resides Johannesburg, South Africa) Thames & Hudson, copyright 2017 Introduction: Robert J. C. Young; Essays: Roger Ballen Text: English Hard cover with printed dust cover, sewn binding, four-color lithography, index, bibliography, collections, picture credits, printed & bound by Artron, China Photobook designer: Sarah Praill Notes: This massive book... Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen – The Theatre of Apparitions

Photographer:  Roger Ballen (born in New York City, NY; resides in Johannesburg, South Africa) Publisher:  Thames & Hudson, London; © 2016 Essays:  Preface by Roger Ballen; introduction by Colin Rhodes Text:  English Hardcover with dust jacket, sewn binding; 192 numbered pages; 90 monochrome captioned photographs; printed in China; 17.5x25 cm   Notes: On April 22,... Continue Reading →

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