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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Pieter Hugo: La CucarachaStevenson
2016
Pieter Hugo: 1994Stevenson
2015
Africa: Architecture, Culture and IdentityLouisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Making pigments, San Agustin Etla from the series LA CUCARACHA, 2018

Pigment ink print
23 3/5 × 31 1/2 in
60 × 80 cm
.
US$18,000
Location
Cologne
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Medium
Image rights
courtesy PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne
Price ranges of medium-sized photographs by Pieter Hugo
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$17,100–$18,050
This work
$0
$24,700+

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from PRISKA PASQUER at PARIS PHOTO 2019
Other works by Pieter Hugo
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