This Must Be the Place
This Must Be the Place presents nearly 10 years of work by award-winning photographer Pieter Hugo. The book includes a selection of over 100 seminal images from series including Looking Aside (2003-6), Rwanda: Vestiges of a Genocide (2004), The Hyena and Other Men (2005-7), Nollywood (2008-9), Permanent Error (2009-10) and the previously unpublished Kin (2008-2012). Perceptive essays by TJ Demos and Aaron Schuman situate Hugo's extraordinary career within the realm of contemporary photography and the larger historical context of his native continent, Africa. As Schuman writes, 'Hugo's images offer an arresting argument for the untrustworthiness of photography, and at the same time reveal the striking vitality that remains at the heart of the medium when a practitioner bravely dares to pose difficult questions.'
Published by Prestel | 2012
Hardcover, 228 pages | ISBN 978-3-7913-4689-2 | Price: R600
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The Guardian review by Sean O'Hagan (8 April 2012)