January 2009 Archives
January 19, 2009
The latest volume of Lens Culture is online now, and completely free. Discover lots of great new contemporary photography from around the world. Read essays, articles and reviews of exhibitions and photobooks. Listen to photographers talk about their work in exclusive audio interviews. Dig back into 4-1/2 years of archives, thousands of photographs, and hours of audio interviews. Get inspired, and enjoy!
January 5, 2009
Roger Ballen has been making disturbing photographs in South Africa for many years now. In an exclusive audio interview for Lens Culture, he talks about a wide range of topics, including how he found his “voice” as a photographer, his working methods and philosophy, why he uses flash lighting, the violence of nature in South Africa where he lives, the similarities between geology and photography (he holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics), and more.
Lens Culture is also delighted to be able to present 25 recent photographs by Ballen, some of which have never been published before.