Collection Artwork
Roger Ballen (born New York, New York, 1950)
Man Holding Cat
1995, printed 2000
selenium-toned gelatin silver print on Ilford Multigrade paper
paper size: 15 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
Africa
2015.1.126
13/35
Inscribed, dated, and signed in pencil, verso, upper center: edition 13/35 / printed 2000, Ilford Multigrade, selenium toned / title Man holding cat, 1995 / Roger Ballen
Inscribed in pencil, verso, lower right: 8151-RBA

Object Label

“The animals, like everything else in the photographs, are part of a larger whole or meaning. It is not possible to define what role they play as it is not possible to define what role anything else plays in the photograph; except that they are integral.” —Roger Ballen

From the exhibition: Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy (July 9 – December 18, 2022)

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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