Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Roger Ballen, Sickroom, 2000
Roger Ballen, Sickroom, 2000
2007 Lecture

Roger Ballen - Kodak Lecture Series

Ryerson University - Lecture Theatre 103
245 Church Street

Roger Ballen’s photographs are painterly and
sculptural in
ways not immediately associated with
photography.
His uniquely built image spaces, exhibited for the
first time
in Canada at Clint Roenisch Gallery – see Feature
Exhibitions
– depict people, animals and objects posed in
mysterious,
celllike rooms. Ballen’s background as a
documentary
photographer focusing on the people of rural South
Africa
continues to inform his current work.

Born in New York City in 1950, Roger Ballen has
lived in
South Africa for almost 30 years. His work has
been
widely exhibited internationally at venues including
the Berlin
Biennale 2006 and the State Museum of Russia, St.
Petersburg. It can be found in major collections
including the
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Museum of
Modern Art,
New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum,
London. A
large survey opens at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
in May
2007.

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Photography Festival

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