Saturday, 23 January 2010

Art on the brain

So these pics by Pieter Hugo caused some major grumblings on the blogsphere when they featured in Time magazine last October. The Nigerian Nollywood industry is growing and attracting global interest. Hugo, using actors recreated images based on Nollywood myths and symbols in the context of movie sets but is this playing on negative stereotypes for a European audience or is it pushing the bounderies? Whatever you think, it's difficult to stop looking at them. Here's the time piece link:,29307,1926470_1955599,00.html

Hat tip to the brilliant Shadow And Act website:

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