THE HYENA & OTHER MEN

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Photographer Pieter Hugo has my attention. These photos from his series The Hyena & Other Men hold an insistence that you stop and pay attention to these images of power that are captivating in ways unknown to my culture aesthetic.

The series ‘The Hyena & Other Men’ was shot in Nigeria amongst the shantytown of Abuja were these Gadawan Kura (rough translation: hyena handlers) live. They are traveling performers who entertain crowds and sell medicines – apparently a tradition past down through the generations.

You can read more about Pieter Hugo’s travels with this troupe here.

via Ignant

Image credit: Pieter Hugo

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