Roger Ballen, talented New York based photographer, has dedicated many years of his life travelling to some of the most interesting fringes to explore South African culture and lifestyle. Ballen has hand selected 45 of the most powerful images from his journey to include in his new photo essay titled “Outland“.
During an interview with Ballen, he explained his approach to the photographs was not documentary photography in it’s traditional form, rather, the photographer said:
“I started to work with the subjects in a theatrical, performative way. I was there to transform reality.”
Roger Ballen’s Outland — The Film
In conjunction with the book, Ballen served as executive producer to complete a short film (also titled Outland), with filmmaker, Ben Jay Crossman. You can watch the film, below, but be warned, some of the imagery can be considered graphic.
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