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Roger Ballen: In Retrospect

Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa FL

Jan 10 2020
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Apr 26 2020
Roger Ballen: In Retrospect

One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years. His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey.

Roger Ballen was born in New York in 1950 but for over 30 years he has lived and worked in South Africa. His work as a geologist took him out into the countryside and led him to take up his camera and explore the hidden world of small South African towns. At first he explored the empty streets in the glare of the midday sun but, once he had made the step of knocking on people’s doors, he discovered a world inside these houses which was to have a profound effect on his work. These interiors with their distinctive collections of objects and the occupants within these closed worlds took his unique vision on a path from social critique to the creation of metaphors for the inner mind. After 1994 he no longer looked to the countryside for his subject matter finding it closer to home in Johannesburg.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Apr 10, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 11, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 12, 2020 at 12:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 13, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
  • Apr 14, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 15, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 16, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 17, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 18, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 19, 2020 at 12:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Apr 20, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Mon)
  • Apr 21, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Tue)
  • Apr 22, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Wed)
  • Apr 23, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Thu)
  • Apr 24, 2020 at 11:00 am - 07:00 pm (Fri)
  • Apr 25, 2020 at 11:00 am - 06:00 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 26, 2020 at 12:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

VIDEOS

  • Ballenesque - A short film of Roger Ballen's influential pieces

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