One of the earlier books by Ballen, depicting life in the South African Dorps. From 1982 to 1986 Ballen 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. Textured with time, these photographs reveal the essence of these places.
“In many ways I feel as if I have recorded the elements of a dying culture. I photographed these towns in the hope of freezing time and arresting the utter extinction of the South African dorp.”
Good. Dust jacket shows wear and discoloring. Previous owners name on the inside of the hardcover. Inside of the book in stunning condition, no spots and no discoloration whatsoever.
Author Roger Ballen
Publication year 1986
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Clifton Publications