In Balthasar Burkhard and Markus Jakob'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 and Markus Jakob
Lars Muller Publishers
Spiral bound/42 pages