Roger Ballen’s newest monograph, Asylum of the Birds (Thames & Hudson) is a revelation, a vision of the inside of the mind in black and white—and all shades in between. There is a sense that nothing ever begins or ends, but rather is part of a continuum where space and time are no longer anchors in the world. Instead we simply are. We drift in and out, never knowing exactly where we are. Were it not for the flap copy that indicated the photographs were taken in a house in a suburb of Johannesburg…
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