INTERVIEW | 'Can I Live with myself? Yes': Roger Ballen, controversy, and Die Antwoord

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Ballen is too intelligent to be caught up in this measuring and quantifying of imagined freedoms and myths of meritocracy. (Photo: Roger Ballen/ Supplied)
Ballen is too intelligent to be caught up in this measuring and quantifying of imagined freedoms and myths of meritocracy. (Photo: Roger Ballen/ Supplied)

One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen's photographs span over 40 years.  His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own. In this interview, the second of a three-part series, Lindokuhle Nkosi digs into the controversy that has become synonymous with the term, Ballenesque. We talk exploitation, mental health and that little episode with Die Antwoord.

Read Part One here: The Divided Self: A conversation with Roger Ballen, the 21st Century's most influential photographer

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