Roger Ballen: ‘Maybe I can speak goat, and I can speak a little chicken’

Celebrated Photographer Roger Ballen has been photographing for around 50 years mostly in Johannesburg, South Africa. His work is prominent in its dense and visceral images of real and imagined situations, treading a thin line between the dream and the nightmare, drawing the viewer in and then taking them along an existential journey. He has spent most of his life documenting the social, economic and cultural impoverishments faced by his subjects, in a bold and experimental manner, taking us into the dark recesses of their minds, and in turn revealing to us our own dark sides.

Emaho Magazine founder Manik Katyal talks to Roger Ballen about his latest book, Asylum of the Birds.

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