Mail & Guardian | Paul Botes:
Roger Ballen’s images in his latest book ‘The House Project’ will take you to your very foundations.
‘We photograph things in order to drive them out of our minds.” This fantastic quote from Franz Kafka appears in the beginning of Roger Ballen’s new book and perhaps best sums up his work. As a photographer, Ballen will always be obsessed with the inner workings of his mind – and the outer workings of the minds of others. His furious and deliberate cerebral cartography is given more oxygen in The House Project, an intimate collaboration with Didi Bozzini, who also provided text for Ballen’s previous books, Asylum of the Birdsand Roger Ballen’s Theatre of the Absurd… Read more
Image: Detail from a photograph: Roger Ballen’s new series, The House Project