This month Roger Ballen publishes his latest book, Asylum of The Birds. It’s a collection of images taken in a secret location on Johannesburg, South Africa, at a house full of uncaged birds and people. When Roger Ballen visited London almost two years ago, I shot a short film from his lecture for London Independent Photography and he mentioned the project then already (scroll down for the video).
Now Roger Ballen has released a short film to coincide with the publication of Asylum of The Birds. I knew some of the images, but the wider context gives them a whole new meaning. Strong stuff.
And here’s my video from Roger Ballen’s London visit. He talks about Asylum of The Birds around 2:15.