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Masters of Photography (6/15)

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As Official Photography Partner of Photokina 2016, Leica will be staging the Masters of Photography exhibition at the world photography trade fair.

Every day up until the opening of the Photokina on September 20, we will be presenting one of the pictures series. Today it is Outland and new works by Roger Ballen.

Nowadays, Roger Ballen’s work is considered among the most exceptional and radical approaches in contemporary photography. His dramatic, psychological realism is polarising. In Ballen’s mind, his black and white pictures are not a socio-documentary reportage, but rather a photographic mini drama where he sets society’s outsiders in their sorrowful living situations. Empathy, humour and irony often find themselves side by side with terror, fear and disgust. Ballen uses a Leica M Monochrom for his latest work.

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