Roger Ballen

Year and place of birth: 1950, New York, United States Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Roger Ballen is a well-known American photographer who studied psychology before turning to documentary photography in the 1970s. He gradually evolved towards fiction, whereby he also integrated other media such as film, installation, theatre, sculpture and painting and drawing into his artistic practice. Ballen describes his often theatrical and macabre works, which are also humorous, as existential psychodramas that affect the marginal side of the unconscious. At the same time, they evoke the underbelly of the human condition in which feelings such as madness, suppressed thoughts, chaos and disruption reign.

Works Roger Ballen

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