January 27, 2013
Roger Ballen - Various works
Roger Ballen is one of the most intriguing, fascinating and metaphysical photographer in history. Falling in no specific category (it's documentary mixed with symbolism and even mysticism), it's the exact opposite of the euphemisation of the world or its spectacularization (sorry if I create words, I'm too lazy to see if their French equivalent is correct in English). Dirt and flesh are shown with a neutral perspective. No images have better shown our animality and the presence of animals (often despised ones) with humans in a very intimate proximity confirms this preoccupation. Born in the USA in 1950, he lives and works in South Africa since the 70's. His site here to see more.