Archive: Pieter Hugo
Kids in times of uncertainty – Pieter Hugo’s 1994

Kids in times of uncertainty – Pieter Hugo’s 1994

Pieter Hugo - 1994, Portrait 47, Rwanda, 2016
Pieter Hugo – 1994, Portrait 47, Rwanda, 2016

Introduction

If you are a fan of Pieter Hugo, the chances are that you recognize his award-winning work, including the acclaimed 2007 series The Hyena and the Other Men. He’s also known for photographing men harvesting honey in a Ghanaian forest, teenage laborers working at an electronic dumpsite just outside of Accra, and weary diamond miners in a rusty Zimbabwean border town, just to name a few of his series.

In one of his recent works, cleverly dubbed “1994,” the iconic photographer takes us on a journey to post-apartheid South Africa and post-genocide Rwanda in the eyes of children. It’s so named after the latter unfortunate episode that saw the Rwandan ethnic group of Tutsis nearly wiped out of the face of the planet.

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Men & their unusual relationship with their animals – Pieter Hugo

Men & their unusual relationship with their animals – Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo - Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis, Nigeria 2005
Mallam Galadima Ahmadu with Jamis, Nigeria 2005

About Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo is one of South Africa’s most recognizable photographers most notably known today for his Hyena and Other Men series. Pieter has made a habit of photographing African landscapes and its marginalized people, so it does not come as a shock that his body of work consists of peculiar subjects such as albinos, the blind and even AIDS victims lying dead in their coffins. Pieter has never been afraid to push boundaries and it shows in his photographs. The end goal of many of his celebrated works has been to address the complex realities of race and identity issues in marginalized African societies through his photographs.

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