was born 1976 and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a South African photographer who primarily works in portraiture and whose work engages with both documentary and art traditions with a focus on African communities. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/africa-united-photographer-pieter-hugo-casts-a-new-light-on-tired-stereotypes-of-his-home-continent-2264048.html
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09.12.2011 [The Guardian] - The Observer New Review's monthly guide to the 20 best photographic exhibitions and books, featuring PieterHugo, Andreas Gursky, Bruce Davidson, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Terry Richardson and Don McCullin. Click the play button to watch the slideshow;
07.12.2011 [The Guardian] - Interestingly, two of the photographers, Japan's Rinko Kawauchi and South Africa's PieterHugo, are nominated for work presented in book form, while both of the photographers nominated for their exhibitions, Britain's John Stezaker and Christopher
05.12.2011 [Design Week] - Photographers PieterHugo, Rinko Kawauchi, John Stezaker and Christopher Williams have been shortlisted for the 2012 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. The prize, which is presented every year by the Photographers' Gallery in London, is an annual award
02.12.2011 [British Journal of Photography] - British photographer John Stezaker has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 alongside South African PieterHugo, Japanese Rinko Kawauchi and US Christopher Williams. Organised by The Photographers' Gallery in London
PieterHugo 2003 óta kizárólag a Szaharától délre fekvő területeken fényképez. Mindennapi élet a poszt-koloniális Afrikában, saját hazájában, az apartheid megszűnése után kialakult komplex viszonyok és a globális kereskedelem hatása - ezek a témák szövik át valamennyi elgondolkodtató sorozatát.
Cape Town photographer PieterHugo's monograph 'Nollywood' is a controversial series of photographs that depict the Nigerian actors from their cinema world known as Nollywood. PieterHugo is quickly gaining notoriety as Africa’s premier photographer for his reinvention of the representation of Africa to the West. Frequently quoted for declaring the death of photography, Hugo is indicative of a generation whose sensibility is fine-tuned to the delicate role of the photographer, realising that to photograph is by no means to capture the truth.