Be in the right frame of mind for Roger Ballen

In one of Roger Ballen’s most well-known images, a picture of F. de Bruin of the Orange Free State prison service, the elderly sergeant looks out at us with the forlorn look of a tired beagle, not at all the face of an enforcer of white supremacy. The subject’s belt is slack, his uniform slightly […]

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Roger Ballen’s ‘St. Moritz’ at Galerie Karsten Greve

This article was originally published on BLOUIN ARTINFO Galerie Karsten Greve presents Roger Ballen’s "St. Moritz" at their gallery venue in St. Moritz. The exhibition showcases a series of Roger Ballen’s meticulously created works, arranged intricately and staged upon to be photographed. The self-taught artist, a Ph.D. in geology, knows his materials well. It’s like soil [...]
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House of the Ballenesque

Roger Ballen revisits Arles in France after an absence of 15 years and transforms an abandoned house that he visited in 2012.  Join Roger on his rediscovery and allow your mind to be transformed.  The House of the Ballenesque is featured in Arles at Les Recontres de la Photographie until 24 September 2017.
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Tommy Can’t Sleep

This article originally appeared on Noisey US. Die Antwoord's new short film, Tommy Can't Sleep, opens with a shadow-eyed kid called Tommy lying in a bed beneath an AK-47, the words "PENIS FUCK" scrawled onto the headboard, rat noises in the background. The first word that leaves Tommy's mouth is "FUCK." He doesn't like the [...]
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Within the ballenesque

Roger Ballen’s strange, psychological scene-scapes, with their immersive black-and-white aesthetic, are a powerful force in contemporary photography. Ballen’s work is always compulsive viewing, says Colin Rhodes.

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