Roger Ballen (born 1950 in New York City) is one the most widely recognised photographers of our time. His images are characterised by a fascination for the strange beauty of the grotesque, the abysmal, the deranged. At the same time, however, his disconcerting images are always based on a documentary approach. Ballen is among the very few photographers to still work exclusively with analogue black and white film. For more than four decades, the artist has taken his audience on journeys into bizarre, shadowy worlds – often captured in his adopted home country of South Africa.
Photographers now have the opportunity to join Roger Ballen’s Masterclass at the PhotoWerk in Berlin. The aim of the workshop is to enable participants to express their psychological identity, and integrate artistic subjectivity into the science of photography. Each participant is invited to bring a portfolio of their work, which Roger Ballen will review and discuss in detail. The Leica photographer will also share insights into his own aesthetic approach. Of course, the Masterclass also includes intensive practice sessions in selected locations.
The workshop will be held in English.
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