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Pieter Hugo: This Must Be The Place: Selected Works [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Pieter Hugo , T J Demos , Aaron Schuman

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31 Mar 2012
This Must Be the Place presents nearly ten years of work by award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo. This book includes a selection of over 100 seminal images from before and after The Hyena & Other Men, the series that catapulted him into the spotlight in 2007. 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.

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This Must be the Place (2012) is a retrospective volume that houses photographs from each of his earlier series as well as portraits and landscapes that have never been shown or published before. Essays by esteemed photographic critics TJ Demos and Aaron Schuman put Hugo's career in context within the realm of contemporary photography. Hugo is a genius at finding sublime subtleties in stark surroundings. --Travel Africa, April 2012

The book culminates with a long series entitled Kin, South Africa, which features landscapes and portraits, including several of his family. They evince a sense of belonging that his previous work could be said to question in various ways. What he is questioning most, though, is photography itself, its limits as well as its myriad, increasingly complex, strategies of representation. --The Observer, April 2012

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TJ Demos writes widely on modern and contemporary art. He is a Lecturer in the Department of History of Art, University College, London. Aaron Schuman is an American photographer, writer, editor and curator based in the United Kingdom. Wim Van Sinderen is Senior Curator at The Hague Museum of Photography, Netherlands.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great 28 Nov 2012
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peter hugo is one of my favorite photographs,recommend this book to all collectors of good books on photography.

the other books about the same subject ,african photographers, are also very good .
the book about the hienas and their keepers is the best one .
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