Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hyena Men and Honey Collectors

© Pieter Hugo, All Rights Reserved

Pieter Hugo, an incredible photographer based in South Africa, is having his first NY solo show at Yossi Milo Gallery from Nov. 29 to Jan. 12. The opening is tonight from 6-8pm. The show draws on two amazing bodies of work - Hyena Men and Honey Collectors. The Hyena Men, which was shot in Nigeria documents roaming troupes of animal charmers/performers, who use wild baboons, hyenas and snakes. The Honey Collectors was shot in Ghana and documents men, who don cassava leaves and climb the up into the rainforest canopy to collect and sell the honey. Pieter has produced a number of great documentary series on Africa and is beginning to get much deserved international recognition.

  © Pieter Hugo, All Rights Reserved

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