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Pieter Hugo

Portraits from South Africa

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Pieter Hugo is a photographer from South Africa. In his works such as "The Hyena Men", "Permanent Error" or "Kin" he deals with the various faces of his homeland. In about 10 years Hugo has created a considerable body of work that shows the complexity and contradictions of society.
In this FotoTV. interview he talks about his photographic journey that started at the age of 12. His training was done purely practical in the form of contract work as a photojournalist. The barriers of rhythm und visual language in photojournalism however led him into an independent, more artistic career.