is an American photographer.
The work of Roger Ballen is a web of images nestled in the depths. His photographs are complex visual and mental concretions. Clustered within a cloistral universe that is perfectly square, they rise to the surface like crystals, glimmering with infinite reflections of grey. They travel through the full spectrum, between the dullness of slate and the shine of silica, from the translucent white of calcite to the impenetrable black of onyx.
His world is a buried gallery, both psychological and geological, housing an accumulation of graffiti, cables, shadows, stains, rubble, bones, masks, dolls, animals, human faces, and bodies fragmented and jumbled in the magma.
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