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“Click”, said the camera, Balthasar Burkhard and Markus Jakob


In Balthasar Burkhard and Markus Jacob’s elegantly designed children’s book, 20 animals meet for a photographer’s beauty contest. The protagonist of the story is a shy donkey who watches the antics of the animals with wry humor as they pose for the photographer, parading their splendor. “’Please stand here, in front of this backdrop, Baboon,’ said the artist … ‘Click,’ said the camera.”

First published in 1997, this beloved children’s book is now reprinted in a smaller format, on the occasion of Burkhard’s 2017–18 surveys at Museum Folkwang and Fotostiftung Schweiz.

Balthasar Burkhard (1944–2010) was a Swiss photographer well-known for his large-format black-and-white photography.
Markus Jakob (born 1954) writes features, reports, and miscellanea for various media.

Author(s): Markus Jakob
With photographs by Balthasar Burkhard

24 × 17 cm,
42 pages, 22 illustrations
ring binder
2018, 978-3-03778-550-8, English