Alter Ego 2009
Bite 2007 Boarding House 2008 Boxed rabbit Cat catcher 1998 Complex Ambiguity 2007 Contemplation 2007 Conversation 2003 Culmination 2007 Displaced 2011 Dresie and Casie, Twins, Western Transval, 1993
Roger Ballen  was born in New York, and has lived and worked in South Africa since the late 1970´s. His mother worked as a photo editor at Magnum Photo Agency, New York, and as a teenager Ballen befriended the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, and Elliott Erwitt.
For many years Ballen worked as a geologist while documenting the small villages of rural South Africa and their isolated inhabitants. His distinctive style has evolved from a documentary approach to something more abstract, metaphoric and introspective. Over the years he has developed his own private visual universe – combining photography, sculpture, films and installations. He describes his work as fundamentally psychological and existential; making art is an exercise in defining himself.
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