HUGO, Pieter. The Hyena & Other Men… Munich - Berlin - London - New York: Prestel, (2007). - SIGNED
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The Hyena & Other Men…
Munich - Berlin - London - New York: Prestel, (2007).
4to (285 × 240 mm), pp.. 33 colour photographs. Essay by Adetokunbo Abiola. Design by Damien Poulain. Brown endpapers. Brown cloth-covered boards, titles to spine in black. Colour photo-illustrated dust-jacket, white, text in black; lightly rubbed and marked, nick and light creasing to top edge. Signed by Hugo in black ink on half-title. Fine in an excellent dust-jacket.
First edition, signed. ‘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. 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.’
Parr, M. and Badger, G., The Photobook: A History vol.III p.240.