Hardcover 25.4 x 25.4 (10 x 10 in.) First Edition, 2001
Outland is the culmination of almost twenty years work for artist-photographer Roger Ballen and amounts to one of the most extraordinary photographic documents of the late twentieth century.
Where previously his pictures, however troubling, fell firmly into the category of documentary photography, his new work moves into the realms of fiction. Ballen's characters act out dark and discomfiting tableaux, providing images which are exciting and disturbing in equal measure. One is forced to wonder, whether they are exploited victims, colluding directly in their own ridicule, or newly empowered and active participants within the drama of their representation.