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eBook Dorps: Small towns of South Africa ePub

by Roger Ballen

  • ISBN: 0620092114
  • Category: Travelers and Explorers
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Roger Ballen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Clifton Publications; 1st edition (1986)
  • Pages: 140
  • ePub book: 1143 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1583 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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ROGER BALLEN, born in New York City in 1950, has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more .

ROGER BALLEN, born in New York City in 1950, has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa, for more than 30 years. He worked as a geologist and mining consultant before making his name as a photographer by documenting the small ‘dorps’ or towns of rural South Africa and their isolated inhabitants. Since DORPS was first published in 1986, Roger Ballen has produced a number of notable books, including Platteland: Images from Rural South Africa, (1994), Outland (2000), Shadow Chamber (2005), and Boarding House (2009).

Dorps: Small Towns of South Africa is about a part of Old Africa that is quickly disappearing. For many years, Roger Ballen, an American, has travelled widely throughout South Africa, visiting its scattered towns and villages. During this time he has developed a unique vision toward little-known corners and artifacts, trading stores, old houses and humble people. Textured with time, these photographs reveal the essence of these places. It does not rely upon photographic processing tricks

Roger Ballen (born 1950 in New York City, New York) is an American photographer living in Johannesburg, South Africa, and working in its surrounds since the 1970s.

Roger Ballen (born 1950 in New York City, New York) is an American photographer living in Johannesburg, South Africa, and working in its surrounds since the 1970s. His body of work, developed over a period of four decades, began in the documentary field but his approach has widened to include a fictionalised visual dialogue between people, their architectural space, found objects and domesticated animals. His approach has been described as "unusual" and "exciting".

The first of Ballen's South African photo-essays and the book which established his reputation. For many years Roger Ballen an American has travelled widely throughout South Africa visiting its scattered towns and villages. During this time he has developed a unique vision toward little-known corners and artifacts trading stores old houses and humble people. Textured with time these photographs reveal the essence of these places.

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Dorps: Small towns of South Africa Roger Ballen, 1986. In many cases, there were only small sections of the towns that attracted me; sometimes only one or two buildings. Usually these places were visually and culturally anomalous, characterised by outmoded styles or eclectic paraphernalia. The discovery of such places meant that I would frequently return, drawn for no explicable reason whatsoever. As an American and outsider, I perhaps saw these towns differently. I believe each dorp has its own personality.

From 1982 to 1986, Roger Ballen, an American photographer, travelled widely throughout South Africa, visiting its scattered towns and villages. From 1982 to 1986, Roger Ballen, an American photographer, travelled widely throughout South Africa, visiting its scattered towns and villages. During this time he developed a unique vision towards little-known corners and artifacts, trading stores, old houses and humble people.

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The first of Ballen's South African photo-essays and the book which established his reputation. For many years Roger Ballen an American has travelled widely throughout South Africa visiting its scattered towns and villages. During this time he has developed a unique vision toward little-known corners and artifacts trading stores old houses and humble people. Textured with time these photographs reveal the essence of these places.