dominant theme in Ballen’s latest work is the manner in which ideological epidemiology filters down to the masses , theatrically directed through the reflection of his own psyche, stemming from his older work. Balllen’s work is illustrated in numerous supporting publications including: Boarding House (2009), Shadow Chamber (2005), Fact or Fiction (2003), Outland (2001), Cette Afrique’ (1997), Platteland (1996), Dorps (1st ed. 1986, 2nd ed. 2011), Boyhood (1979). Unseen works, is the only body of work not included in these publications, which was exhibited at the Rooke Gallery in 2009. His work features in many key collections including: Brooklyn Museum (USA), Johannesburg Art Museum (RSA), National Gallery, Cape Town (RSA), the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK). Awards include: the Art Directors Club Award for Photography (2006), Photographer of the Year by the Rencontres d’ Arles (France, 2002), Best Photographic Book of the Year by PhotoEspana (Spain, 2001), and the Sani Festival for Best Solo Exhibition (Greece, 2000). 13
A catalogue detailing the works and artists included in the third iJusi portfolio, curated by Pieter Hugo.