Ultimately, the work of Roger Ballen is a form of radical disquieting subjectivism, a psychology of the world itself that represents the inside of politics, the inside of ideology, the inside of ourselves. — Robert Cook, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Born in New York City in 1950, Roger Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa since 1982. During this period, he has produced eight books and his photographic style has evolved from photo-journalism to a unique artistic vision. Ballen's work has been shown around the world and is included in many museum collections, including: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; The Tate, London, England and Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. He is represented in the United States by Gagosian Gallery.