Hugo’s Nollywood


These arresting images by South African artist Pieter Hugo are so vivid you can’t stop yourself from staring at them. I especially love the use of color and carefully created setups of each one, which added drama to the subject and making the picture a lot more interesting. Hugo’s “Nollywood” (a.k.a. Nigeria’s film industry) photos’ narratives were based on the film industry’s storylines, providing strong images that carried more story than any dialogue could.

See more of Pieter Hugo’s Take on Nigerian Cinema in NYmag’s Vulture

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