Artist and Photographer Roger Ballen is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From his project ‘Platteland‘. To see Roger’s body of work click on any image.
Platteland was born of the profound irony that despite the political privilege apartheid had bestowed on whites, in the physical heart of the land there is inescapable testimony to the failure of the regime even to secure the well-being of the privileged minority.
Many of those people the photographer encounters feel strangled by poverty and preconception, rejected and downgraded. Above all else, most are severely alienated by the radical changes taking place in the society around them.
By Roger Ballen