Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Talk
Artist Talk: Pieter Hugo
In Conversation with TJ Demos
Fri 31 August, 19.00
Untitled, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana 2009 © Pieter Hugo. Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Pieter Hugo (b. 1976, South Africa) is nominated for his publication Permanent Error (2010). This work centres on a vast dumping ground for technological waste on the outskirts of Ghana's capital city Accra, and the young slum-dwellers whose survival depends on processing and burning this discarded material.
Hugo's photographs of this bleak landscape question the ethics of our rapid consumption of ever-new technology and its hidden consequences.
£7/ £4 concs
31 Aug 2012 - 31 Aug 2012
7:00pm - 8:30pm