• Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
  • Roger Ballen
About the artist


Best Music Video, I Fink U Freeky, Plus Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland
I Fink U Freeky. Award for best music video at the 20th Short Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal, 2012
Finalist – Lucie Awards
Curator/Exhibition of the Year: Roger Ballen: Photographs 1982 – 2009. Curated by Dr. Anthony Bannon for the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
Art Directors Club Award Photography – 2006
Selma Blair Witch Project – New York Times Magazine, October 31st 2005
Top 10 Exhibition, Matthew Higgs, Artforum-2004
Citigroup Prize, finalist, UK – 2002
Photographer of the Year, Rencontres d’ Arles – 2002
Top 10 Exhibition, Vince Aletti, Artforum – 2002
Photo Espana, Best Photographic Book of the Year, Spain – 2001
Photo-eye, Best Documentary Title, Best Photography Books of 2001
Sani Festival, Best Solo Exhibition, Greece, 2000
Special mention: UNICEF Photo of the Year 2001

Roger Ballen

Request about this work
Complex Ambiguity
Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm | 90 x 90 cm
Selma Blair And Sphynx
40 x 40 cm
Archival pigment print
80 x 80 cm
Archival pigment print
/Cat In Pipe
40 x 40 cm
Silver gelatin print
Five Hands
50 x 50 cm | 90 x 90 cm
Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm | 90 x 90 cm
Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm | 90 x 90 cm
Archival pigment print
80 x 80 cm
Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm | 90 x 90 cm
Archival pigment print
50 x 50 cm
Archival pigment print

Museum Collections

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Berkeley Art Museum, California
Biblioteque Nationale, Paris
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Alabama, USA
Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Durban Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa
Fotomuseum, Munchen, Germany
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA
Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Hasselblad, Goteborg, Sweden
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Johannesburg Art Museum, South Africa
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Louisiana Museum, Denmark
Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. United Kingdom
Musée de la Photographie á Charleroi, Belguim
Musee de l’Elysee , Lausanne, Switzerland
Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark
Museo nazionale Della Fotographia, Brescia, Italy
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford UK
Palm Springs Art Museum, California
Oliewenhuis, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spencer Art Museum, Kansas, USA
State Museum of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Britain, London, UK
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, USA

Published books

Asylum of the Birds, London: Thames and Hudson, 2014.
Roger Ballen, Paris: Nathan, Photo Poche series, 2012.
Animal Abstraction, Exhibition catalogue Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam: Reflex, 2011
Boarding House, London: Phaidon, 2009.
Shadow Chamber, London: Phaidon, 2005.
Fact or Fiction, Paris: Kamel Mennour, 2003, ISBN 291417109-9.
Outland, London: Phaidon, 2001.
Cette Afrique là, Paris: Nathan, Photo Poche series, 1997.
Platteland, Rivonia (ZA): William Waterman, and London: Quartet Books, 1994; New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.
Dorps: Small Towns of South Africa, Cape Town: Hirt and Carter, 1986. (Reprinted by Protea Boekhuis, 2011)
Boyhood, New York/London: Chelsea House, 1979.