Pieter Hugo


Azuka Adindu. Enugu, Nigeria, 2008 (Link)


Malachy Udegbunam with children. Enugu, Nigeria, 2008 (Link)

“Nollywood is said to be the third largest film industry in the world, releasing onto the home video market approximately 1 000 movies each year. […]

In his travels through West Africa, Hugo has been intrigued by this distinct style in constructing a fictional world where everyday and unreal elements intertwine.

By asking a team of actors and assistants to recreate Nollywood myths and symbols as if they were on movie sets, Hugo initiated the creation of a verisimilar reality.”


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