March 12, 2014 Marina Galperina

Johannesburg’s art photographer Roger Ballen’s new work Asylum of the Birds bares all his usual visual tropes — harsh and flat monochrome, immaculately-posed subjects, childish decorative scrawls, precariously constructed props and… poverty. Also, birds. Ballen is “fascinated with birds.” This documentary short shot by Ben Jay Crossman (Streets Of Fietas) shows his process in making the series. This involves stepping into […]

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