The selected props include wire and dilapidated furniture, which shot in conjunction with the subjects themselves develop a surrealistic life of their own. There is something almost absurdly grotesque about these documentary-style compositions and at the same time something worryingly oppressive. They show a hermetically sealed world that can be read as a deeply troubling image of psychotic energy.
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268 b/w illustrations
Ulrich Pohlmann, Christin Krause
Ulrich Pohlmann, Angela Stercken
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Roger Ballen. Photographs 1969–2009“, 12 November 2010 to 27 February 2011, Münchner Stadtmuseum.