Tate Britain will launch UrbanPhotoFest 2017 with a talk by acclaimed photographic artist Roger Ballen.
For their annual keynote lecture Urban Photographers’ Association (UPA) have invited Roger Ballen to the stage. Ballen is one of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century. His strange and extreme work spanning over forty years confronts the viewer and challenges them to come with him on a journey into their own minds, as he explores the deeper recesses of his own.
By integrating drawing into his photographic and video work, Ballen has not only made a lasting contribution to the field of art, but equally makes a powerful commentary about the human condition and its creative potential.
This is the opening event of this year’s UrbanPhotoFest 2017 and will be followed by a drinks reception.