Roger Ballen’s photographs are painterly and
ways not immediately associated with
His uniquely built image spaces, exhibited for the
in Canada at Clint Roenisch Gallery – see Feature
– depict people, animals and objects posed in
celllike rooms. Ballen’s background as a
photographer focusing on the people of rural South
continues to inform his current work.
Born in New York City in 1950, Roger Ballen has
South Africa for almost 30 years. His work has
widely exhibited internationally at venues including
Biennale 2006 and the State Museum of Russia, St.
Petersburg. It can be found in major collections
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Museum of
New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum,
large survey opens at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg