Pieter Hugo, ‘David Akore, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from Permanent Error’, 2010, Phillips
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Pieter Hugo

David Akore, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from Permanent Error, 2010

Chromogenic print
32 3/10 × 32 3/10 in
82 × 82 cm
Edition 1/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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Collection of Georges Bermann

Image: 82 x 82 cm (32 1/4 x 32 1/4 in.)
Frame: 103 x 103 cm (40 1/2 x …

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Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/10 on a Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.
Pieter Hugo
South African, b. 1976
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One of South Africa’s leading photographers, Pieter Hugo documents the people and landscapes of Africa. Hugo is interested in capturing images of the continent’s marginalized peoples, including the blind, albinos, and AIDS victims in their coffins. His best-known series, “The Hyena and Other Men” (2005-07), depicts itinerant minstrels in Nigeria who perform with pet hyenas and other wild animals. In his series “Permanent Error” (2009-10), Hugo captures the people and landscape of an expansive technology dump of obsolete technology in Ghana. Though he lists David Goldblatt and Boris Mikhailov as influences, Hugo’s work counters the thread of realism in South African photography the two represent. “I am of a generation that approaches photography with a keen awareness of the problems inherent in pointing a camera at anything,” he says.

Pieter Hugo, ‘David Akore, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from Permanent Error’, 2010, Phillips
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About the work
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P
Phillips

Collection of Georges Bermann

Image: 82 x 82 cm (32 1/4 x 32 1/4 in.)
Frame: 103 x 103 cm (40 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.)

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/10 on a Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.
Pieter Hugo
South African, b. 1976
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One of South Africa’s leading photographers, Pieter Hugo documents the people and landscapes of Africa. Hugo is interested in capturing images of the continent’s marginalized peoples, including the blind, albinos, and AIDS victims in their coffins. His best-known series, “The Hyena and Other Men” (2005-07), depicts itinerant minstrels in Nigeria who perform with pet hyenas and other wild animals. In his series “Permanent Error” (2009-10), Hugo captures the people and landscape of an expansive technology dump of obsolete technology in Ghana. Though he lists David Goldblatt and Boris Mikhailov as influences, Hugo’s work counters the thread of realism in South African photography the two represent. “I am of a generation that approaches photography with a keen awareness of the problems inherent in pointing a camera at anything,” he says.

Pieter Hugo

David Akore, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana from Permanent Error, 2010

Chromogenic print
32 3/10 × 32 3/10 in
82 × 82 cm
Edition 1/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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