Roger Ballen, Alter Ego

Roger Ballen is an American photographer living in Johannesburg, South Africa, and working in its surrounds since the 1970s. His body of work, developed over a period of 40 years, began in the documentary field but his approach has widened to allow for a fictionalized visual dialogue between individuals, their architectural space, found objects and domesticated animals. His approach has been hailed as among the most unusual and exciting developments in contemporary photography.

This will be a hands on workshop with shooting sessions, individual assignments, daily group discussion and editing sessions.

You’ll be expected to fully immerse yourself, take risks and push your boundaries in order to move forward into another level in your photography.

  • Workshop Fee: $975

    Workshop Fee: $975

  • Deadline

    Application Deadline:
    March 15

  • Only 14 spots are available

    Only 14 spots are available

  • Info

    We anticipate this workshop filling fast, so do not hesitate to make an application as soon as possible.

Information

Workshop Fee: $975

Application Deadline:
March 15

Only 14 spots are available.

We anticipate this workshop filling fast, so do not hesitate to make an application as soon as possible.

Day 1
Master Class – Projections

Roger Ballen will spend time talking about his own work and the different projects he has worked on.

Portfolios Reviews and Projects Definition

Each participant will receive an in-depth critique of their work which will also be used as a jumping board for workshop assignments. In order to make the most of the 3 workshop days, participants are highly encouraged to come to the workshop with their assignment in progress. The assignment will have been sent a couple of weeks before the workshop starts.

Practice

The group will go to an antique market and/or second hand shop in order for the participants to find objects of their choice. We will then go to a shooting location where participants will be asked to shoot their objects.

Day 2
Master Class – Projections

Roger Ballen will spend time talking about his own work and the different projects he has worked on. He will also share videos of his work.

Review of Images

Through the selection and discussion of the best images, the participants will work towards developing their own photographic style and hopefully, see their overall approach improve.

Practice

The group goes to a shooting location where participants will be asked to shoot their objects.

Day 3
Review of Images

Through the selection and discussion of the best images of the day, the participants will work towards developing their own photographic style and hopefully, see their overall approach improve.

Final Portfolio Editing

Each participant will work on a final portfolio of their work. The final editing and sequencing is made during a one-to-one session with Roger Ballen, participants are encouraged to attend the sessions of each other. Once the final edit is done, the participants may work on the post-process. They are then to write a personal statement on the work and on themselves.