The Hyena & Other Men [2008] | Pieter Hugo

The Hyena & Other Men [2008]

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The Hyena & Other Men by Pieter Hugo [2008]

Fine/As-New.
Hardcover in Dustjacket; 80 pages
Prestel Publishing
2.4 pounds; 9.75 x 0.5 x 11.25 inches
3791339605

One of the most extraordinary and important photobooks ever made.

Many myths surround the Hyena Men who haunt the peripheries of Nigeria's cities. Accompanied by hyenas, rock pythons and baboons, these men earn a living by performing before crowds and selling traditional medicines. Pieter Hugo's extraordinary portraits of their liminal existence reveal an uncanny world of complex, codependent relationships, where familiar distinctions between dominance and submission, wildness and domesticity, tradition and modernity are constantly subverted.