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A Lesson in Ballen Photography
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Roger Ballen takes us on a journey through 25 years of his work documenting the marginalised rural communities of South Africa,
Here for the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Roger asks some of the big questions in documentary photography, about objectivity and assembling the intricate details that tie each photograph together.
Ballen's images have been described as dark, strange and humorous. He discusses the undefined territory between fiction and reality and how nothing is repeatable.
This talk was recorded on Cockatoo Island on the 15th of May, 2010 for the 17th Biennale of Sydney
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