This weird, disturbing, controversial and sometimes violent video, shows photographer Roger Ballen on the site of his latest multi-year art project project in the slums of South Africa. ****Viewer discretion advised.****
High school prom photos just before the "pose" — these capture the awkwardness of the North American ritual in all of its wholesome teen uncertainty.
Perhaps some of the most profound, memorable and haunting works of art emerge when an artist directly confronts his or her own fears, and pushes himself or herself to move way outside the "comfort zone" in an effort to experience heightened feelings, increased awareness and new insights.
With compassion and respect, the photographer captures the full range of her parents' experience as they both endure cancer treatments simultaneously—from the daily banter they shared as husband and wife to their shifting dynamic as patient and caregiver.