Buffalo Ballad

Buffalo Ballad – On the Trail of an American Icon is a magical visual search by two of the world’s best photographers for the spirit and myth of this American icon in the heart of the bison country.

Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch

28 × 35,5 cm
224 pages
110 images
English, German
Hardback, french-fold jacket
ISBN 978-3-901753-73-2
September 2014

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Authors

  • Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch

    Heidi Hans-Jürgen Koch started out on their joint expedition into the world of photography some 25 years ago. Heidi, the [...] more

Awards

  • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis
  • One Eyeland Photography Awards
  • Logo FEP
  • Px3 Award - Prix de la Photographie

Details

Thunder rolled across the prairie – and then there was silence… It was probably more than 30 million American bison roaming the plains of the Midwest. Nothing was more powerful in the prairie, neither physically nor spiritually. With the arrival of the European settlers massive slaughter began.

The (hi)story of the bison is a parable about globalization and the interplay of technological progress, capitalism, and a lack of understanding ecological contexts. The prairie vanished with the bison. Now the bison returns. And this is not nostalgia. The bison is a real existing and socio-cultural phenomenon. It is a current political issue in the dispute between cattle breeders and the bison lobby.

The photographers travelled through the center of the bison country, from North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, to Montana. The magical black-and-white photographs of the bison translate the vision into reality. Buffalo Ballad is an homage to the American soul.

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Thunder rolled across the prairie – and then there was silence… It was probably more than 30 million American bison roaming the plains of the Midwest. Nothing was more powerful in the prairie, neither physically nor spiritually. With the arrival of the European settlers massive slaughter began.

The (hi)story of the bison is a parable about globalization and the interplay of technological progress, capitalism, and a lack of understanding ecological contexts. The prairie vanished with the bison. Now the bison returns. And this is not nostalgia. The bison is a real existing and socio-cultural phenomenon. It is a current political issue in the dispute between cattle breeders and the bison lobby.

The photographers travelled through the center of the bison country, from North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, to Montana. The magical black-and-white photographs of the bison translate the vision into reality. Buffalo Ballad is an homage to the American soul.

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Weight3 kg / 6.61 lbs
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