"Pieter HUGO, whose photo volume 'The Hyena & Other Men' has been released in four editions, focuses on 'Nollywood', Nigeria's booming film industry, where Africans produce films for Africans. For that, Pieter HUGO has built his photographic narrative in his own style, full of myths and symbols; for his project he asked around 50 actors to recreate particularly haunting film scenes.
In 'Nollywood', documentation and fiction blur in this way. Pieter HUGO's images play with the perception of the real world: what in reality is surreal seems to be real.
For 150 special editions, such as the edition offered here, Pieter HUGO made colored C-prints of a motif in the format 20 x 20 cm. not included in the book. The prints were also numbered and signed by hand." (freely translated publisher's note, © Prestel, 2009)
About the photographer, Pieter HUGO (b. 1976)
Photo books by Pieter HUGO
- Boxed HC - Special Edition (different design) with print, 28,6 x 25,4 x 3 cm., 120 pp., color ills., textv language: English