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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