Pieter Hugo Wins Discovery Award!
South African photographer Pieter Hugo, who was featured in the Spring 2007 issue of Aperture magazine, received The Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award for his series “The Hyena and Other Men” and “Wild Honey Collectors” on July 12th. The award, which was given to Hugo at the closing ceremony of the opening week of the notable photography festival, goes to an artist whose work has recently acquired international recognition. Elisabeth Biondi, one of five judges invited by guest curator Christian Lacroix, nominated Hugo.
The other nominees include: Debbie Fleming Caffery, Danilo Giuliani, Jamie Isaia, Ethan Levitas, Leila Mendez, Daniel Riera, Marla Rutherford, Martina Sauter, Jerry Schatzberg, Stefanie Schneider, Nigel Shafron, Cameron Smith, Angela Strassheim, and David Urbano.
Hugo’s work will be on display in Arles until September 14th.
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