PIETER HUGO // The Hyena & Other Men

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

Photographer Pieter Hugo is represented internationally from The Netherlands, Italy, USA, and South Africa. Hugo was featured previously on EK, however, it was before our infamous server crash of 2009, as I’m sure some of you are aware of.

Hugo’s “The Hyena & Other Men” set is a series of portraits of individuals from Nigeria who have hyenas and baboons for actual pets. I don’t care if you’re Michael Vick with an entire backyard full of veteran pit-bull fighters…I will take a man-eating hyena any day, especially with the jaw-strength to bite through bones like they were Ritz crackers.

The baboon…maybe not so much.

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

art blog - Pieter Hugo - empty kingdom

http://pieterhugo.com