Arts portal Artsy have a cool new page for South African photographer Pieter Hugo. It’s well worth checking out and then browsing the site from there… The above image was taken on Green Point Common in 2013, and it’s from the series, “Kin”.
The one below was taken in 2010 at Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, where small entrepreneurs melt down technological waste to recover metal components in a surreal, almost apocalyptic environment. Read the Artsy editorial on Pieter here.
Pieter Hugo was born in Johannesburg in 1976. He has exhibited solo and in group exhibitions on some of the most prominent museums and art institutes in the world. His work is held by numerous public and private collections internationally and is essential viewing for all art enthusiasts.
He has also produced incredibly music videos, including this one for South African nu-kwaito artist Spoek Mathambo.
Here is a video look at his book This must be the place…