Pieter Hugo

 
Pieter Hugo: Melancholy etched in the flesh
Pieter Hugo: Melancholy etched in the flesh
Eight years ago, Cape Town photographer Pieter Hugo – who is concurrently showing his new exhibition Kin in Cape Town, Johannesburg...
Documents of fictionalisation
Documents of fictionalisation
In 1919, as Johannesburg lurched closer towards a full-blown proletarian revolution, painter Robert Gwelo Goodman appealed to local artists to...
Hugo lays bare society's scars
Hugo lays bare society's scars
Cape Town-based photographer Pieter Hugo’s work elicits extreme responses — from criticism for his exoticised representations of Africa...
Paris, passion and curiosity
Paris, passion and curiosity
The annual Paris Photo Fair was held over four days in the French capital last week. Housed in the historic Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, the...
Pieter Hugo wins Young Director Award at Cannes
Pieter Hugo wins Young Director Award at Cannes
South African photographers Pieter Hugo and Michael Cleary have won an award for their work on the music video for Spoek Mathambo's Control....
Through a racial lens, life is a beautiful mess
Through a racial lens, life is a beautiful mess
The first image you see as you enter Figures & ­Fictions at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is a colour portrait of a white...
Blood and guts in Nollywood
Blood and guts in Nollywood
The multilayered reality of the Nigerian film industry comes to life in photographer Pieter Hugo's new body of work. Nollywood is the third-largest...
Looking in from the outside
Looking in from the outside
South African photographer Pieter Hugo, Standard Bank Young Artist Award winner for Visual Art 2007, falls into the white, upper-to-middle-class,...

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