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See the Africa you never did in Roger Ballen’s stunning photos

The image out of Africa may still be of famine and war, but it is not ‘black’. Though Africa knows what it means to be
Black. In South Africa, the country — whose struggle against the Apartheid regime still has strong resonances in India due to a history of colonial rule — skin colour was once a mark of civilisation. National liberation in the ‘90s, however, gave one half of the population an identity; the other part, neurosis. Poor  white South Africans, during and after Apartheid, were however, no one’s problem. It is this reality that Roger Ballen, an American artist who made Johannesburg his home in the ‘70s, has been photographing over the past 40 years. Read More Here

2018-10-23T17:50:25+00:00