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Born in New York City in 1950, Roger Ballen has lived and worked in South Africa for almost
30 years. During this period from 1982 to 2010 he has produced nine books and his style
has evolved from photo-journalism to a unique artistic vision.  His work has been shown
in important institutions throughout the world and is represented in many Museum Collections
such as Centre Georges Pompidou, France; the Tate, England and Museum of Modern Art, USA.


Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl)

Bozar, Brussels

Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France

Gallery Photographer RU, Moscow, Russia

George Eastman House, Rochester, USA

Photonet Galerie, Wiesbaden, Germany

Sydney Biennale, Australia

Aura Gallery, Shanghai

Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

Hamiltons, London, United Kingdom


Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)

Out of control, BIP 2010, 7th Biennial of Photo. & Visual Arts, Liege 2010
7th Lane, Ellen-K Fine Art Photography, Norway, 2010
Skotia Gallery First Biennial Photography Invitational, Santa Fe, USA, 2010
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Untitled (Vicarious), Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA, 2008
After Nature, New Museum, New York USA, 2008
New York Photo Festival, New York USA, 2008
Making Faces, Musée de l’Elysée, 2004
Citigroup Photography Prize, London, 2002
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2002 “New documentary photography” 2002


Publikationen (Auswahl)

Boarding House. Introduction by David Travis.  Phaidon Press, London 2009
Shadow Chamber. Introduction by Robert A Sobieszek.  Phaidon Press, London 2005
Outland.  Introduction by Peter Weiermair.  Phaidon Press, London 2001
Cette Afrique lá. Introduction by Lionel Murcott. Photo Pouche series, Editions Nathan Paris 1997.
Platteland, Images of a Rural South Africa. Introduction by Roger Ballen. William Waterman Publications 1994,
Quartet Publikationen (Auswahl), London 1994, St Martins Press, New York 1996.
Dorps, Small Towns of South Africa. Introduction by Roger Ballen. Clifton Publications, South Africa. 1986.
Boyhood. Introduction by Roger Ballen. Chelsea House Publishers, New York-London 1979.

Shadow Chamber






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