The beloved children’s book “Click”, said the camera., first published in 1997, is available again. It features animal portraits by photographer Balthasar Burkhard, who started the series in 1995.
The twenty animals meet for the photographer’s beauty contest. On Burkhard’s portraits all the animals are equally beautiful. The protagonist of the story is a shy donkey watching the cheerful activity. Markus Jakob describes the illustrious rendezvous with kind and humorous words.
Balthasar Burkhard (1944–2010) was a Swiss photographer well-known for his large-format black-and-white photography. On October 14, 2017 an extensive retrospective on Burkhard’s work will open at Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. It will travel to Fotomuseum Winterthur/Fotostiftung Schweiz in February 2018.
Author(s): Markus Jakob
With photographs by Balthasar Burkhard