Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pieter Hugo and the legacy of the Rwanda genocide

Sean O'Hagan writes perceptively about photography for both the Guardian and the Observer. In his Guardian story of last week - Pieter Hugo photographs the lingering legacy of the Rwanda genocide - O'Hagan writes that Hugo's 2008 book The Hyena and Other Men would be a hard act to follow. Now with the series Nollywood (2009) and Permanent Error (2011) plus this year Oodee: Rwanda 2004 Vestiges of a Genocide it is clear that Hugo's relentless questioning continues.

Hugo photographed remnants of the Rwandan genocide which seemed to have seeped into the landscape for his book Rwanda: Vestiges of Genocide. Photograph: Pieter Hugo/Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yossi Milo, New York

It was a pleasure to catch-up with Pieter at Paris Photo and introduce him to Quentin Bajac,  Chief Curator Photography at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Both had never met before and will be in Auckland together in January for the AUT St Paul Street summer photography workshop.

You can read Sean O'Hagan's full Guardian story here.

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