Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Outland” as Want to Read:
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating


4.8 of 5 stars 4.80  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  1 review
Outland is the culmination of almost twenty years of work for artist-photographer Roger Ballen and amounts to one of the most extraordinary photographic documents of the late twentieth century. Beginning with the small 'dorps' or villages of rural South Africa, the subject of Ballen's photography moved on in the late 1980s and early 1990s to concentrate on their inhabitant ...more
Hardcover, 114 pages
Published March 26th 2001 by Phaidon Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Outland, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Outland

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-16 of 16)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
From Weiermair's intro, because I can't say it any better...
"The intriguing mystery of these photos, their tendency to linger so long in our minds, is a function of the fact that we perceive their reality as authentic, something the medium of photography apparently guarantees, although its truth actually evades us. Samuel Beckett's plays could be seen as their literary companion--animals can stand as symbols of innocence and beauty in Beckett as well. Yet desolation, banality and ugliness are ra
Sean marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2014
Alexei marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2014
Andrew Herting
Andrew Herting marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2013
Vince marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2013
Olifox added it
Nov 28, 2012
✩✩//♀☏ marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2012
Diego Munoz
Diego Munoz marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2012
rr marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2011
Kate marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2011
Steve added it
Aug 07, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Roger Ballen: Boarding House Asylum of the Birds Brutal, Tender, Human, Animal: Roger Ballen Photography Platteland Revisted Roger Ballen: Animal Abstraction: Selected Photographs 1998-2011

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »