Pieter Hugo, Nollywood

Pieter Hugo, Nollywood

Pieter Hugo

Nollywood

Prestel Verlag

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Pieter Hugo

Nollywood

Prestel Verlag

Mit Beiträgen von Chris Abani, Zina Saro-Wiwa und Stacy Hardy
50 Farbfotos


The Nigerian film industry is the third largest in the world, after those of the United States and India. Nigerian films often deal with the moral dilemmas facing modern Africans today and tell stories familiar to African families: of religion, violence, AIDS, and economic hardship. Much as he did with his previous book, the hugely successful The Hyena & Other Men, Pieter Hugo documents the intense and incredibly colorful world of Nollywood from an unusual angle. His images are staged representations of Nigerian film sets, featuring local actors who recreate themes and characters from Nollywood films: young men in military fatigues; witch doctors, healers and saints; hunters with their kill; prostitutes in their rooms. The result is a series of surreal tableaux rooted in local symbolic imagery. Accompanying the photographs are texts by Chris Abani, whose short fiction piece captures the chaos of the filmmaking process, and an essay by Zina Saro-Wiwa on Nollywood’s explosive growth and what it means to Nigerians. Presented in a simple and restrained format, Hugo’s gorgeous photographs reveal a little-known phenomenon to a wider audience.

 


Pieter Hugo was born in 1976 and lives in Cape Town. He is the winner of the KLM Paul Huf Award 2008 and the Discovery Award 2008 at the Rencontres d’Arles festival. His previous books include Looking Aside (2006), Messina/Musina (2007) and The Hyena & Other Men, Nollywood (2007 & 2009 both from Prestel).

  • Autor Pieter Hugo
  • Breite 25 cm
  • Höhe 26,5 cm
  • Tiefe 2 cm
  • Gewicht 0,55 kg
  • signiert Ja
  • Seiten 120
  • Einband Fester Einband
  • Erschienen November 2009, Prestel Verlag
  • Sprache Englisch
  • Zustand neu
  • ISBN-10 3791343122
  • ISBN-13 978-3-7913-4312-9