Roger Ballen

Culture

Roger Ballen's New Polaroid Photos Are Instant Nightmares

The famous photographer is as terrifying as ever in the first color photos of his career.
Beckett Mufson
9.21.18
VICE Magazine

Roger Ballen's Terrifying Photos Conjure Visions of the Apocalypse

The legendary photographer shares unseen work with us.
Roger Ballen
4.9.18
Photography

Unearthed Photos from Roger Ballen's Nightmarish Archive

The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognizable "Ballenesque" style.
Beckett Mufson
10.2.17
Holy Shit

Watch Die Antwoord's Twisted New Short Film Featuring Jack Black

'Tommy Can't Sleep,' but Tommy can say "fuck."
Alex Robert Ross
6.21.17
Art

[Exclusive] Enter Roger Ballen's Dark Subconscious in 'Theatre of Apparitions'

A new animated short film made from Ballen's work captures the specters of life and death floating inside the photographer's mind.
Beckett Mufson
9.19.16
Film

Die Antwoord's "I Fink U Freeky" Director Released a Terrifying Short Film

Artist Roger Ballen filmed the thriller in the old mental asylum that now houses Sydney's College of the Arts.
Katherine Gillespie
5.12.16
Art

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.
Beckett Mufson
3.25.16
Art

Die Antwoord Photographer Roger Ballen's Best Art Advice

Roger Ballen unveils the thought process behind his gritty brand of photography, and what makes it art.
Beckett Mufson
3.1.16
Photo

Photographer Roger Ballen Shoots the Fringes of South African Society

People who catch cats and sell them to witch doctors, people who chop up things with an axe because they were brutally attacked with an axe.
Daisy Jones
4.7.15
Photo

Roger Ballen's 'Asylum of the Birds'

"Look in the mirror and you say, 'That’s me!'—but that’s mirror reality. It’s not necessarily the way you look; it’s the way you look through a mirror and the way you comprehend it. Who says that’s you?"
Matthew Leifheit
3.3.14
Photo

The 2013 Photo Issue Is Here!

The annual VICE Photo Issue is a cultural barometer that has been used by historians since the age of Talbot to determine which artists are on the front lines of photography in any given year. For our 2013 issue, in the interest of screwing with the...
VICE Staff
7.9.13