b. Johannesburg, South Africa, 1976



1994, Sorbonne Artgallery, Paris, France

Solus, Stevenson Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Being Present, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France


La Cucaracha, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY


La Cucaracha, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany

La Cucaracha, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


Aquí se rompió una taza, Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico

Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal


Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund, Germany

Verisimilar Worlds, The West African Works, 2005 -2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1994, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Pieter Hugo: Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


1994, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Pieter Hugo: Thirteen Works, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland


In Focus (touring exhibition), National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Portraits: "From the unsaid to the un-dead”, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius

In Focus, National Gallery of Art, London, UK

Kin, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris


This Must Be the Place, Centro Atlántico De Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain (touring exhibition); Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; The Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Kin, Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain

Rwanda 20 Years, The Hague, the Netherlands


Kin, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Kin, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends, Les Recontres d’Arles Photographie, Arles, France


This Must Be the Place, touring exhibition, The Hague Museum of Photography, The Netherlands; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland


Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy

Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Pieter Hugo: Nollywood, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Permanent Error, Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Permanent Error, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada


Permanent Error, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa; Brodie Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nollywood, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

The Hyena and Other Men, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland

On Reality and Other Stories, Forest Centre Culturel, BRASS, Brussels, Belgium

Nollywood, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Nollywood, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

On reality and Others Stories, Galerie Municipale du Château d'Eau Toulouse, France Toulouse, France

Selected works, Colette, Paris

Nollywood, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BE PREPARED!, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Hyena and Other Men, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

Nollywood, Greenway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia


Nollywood, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Nollywood, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy

Nollywood, Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia

Pieter Hugo: Selected Works, Tinglado 2, Tarragona, Spain


The Hyena and Other Men, FOAM_Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

God’s Time is the Best, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Portraits, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK

Portraits, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Nollywood, Warren Siebrits Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa

Works 2002-2007, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland

Messina/Musina, National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa


Pieter Hugo: The Hyena & Other Men, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Messina/Musina, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2007 (touring exhibition), National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Museum, Port Elizabeth; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg; Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Messina/Musina, Extraspazio, Rome, Italy

Looking Aside, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Presence, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland

Looking Aside, Warren Siebrits Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa


The Albino Project, Fabrica Features, Lisbon, Portugal

The Albino Project, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy

Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


Margin, the Cold Room Photographic Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa



Our Time, Even In Dreams, Jaou Photo, Tunis, Tunisia

Giving Direction: Figuration, Past and Present, Strauss & Co, Cape Town, South Africa

Parents, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

The Image and the Photographic Allusion, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI


Civilization - The Way We Live Now, Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean,
Marseille, France

Transformation, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC


Dancing with the Dead, The Lock-Up, Newcastle, Australia

Through an African Lens: Sub-Saharan Photography from the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX

Civilisation, Photography, Now, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand

Five Stories, One Point of View: MUSAC Collection, Museo de Arte Contermporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL


Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

New Works: 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse, The Cube, Eschborn, Germany

Crossing Night: Regional Identities x Global Context, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

African Spirits, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

The SuperNatural, 21c Museum Hotel, Nashville, TN

IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy, BOZAR Centre for Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Here We Are Today: A View of The World in Photography & Video Art, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany

Civilization: The Way We Live Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Civilization: The Way We Live Now, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


Recent Histories / Contemporary African Photography and Video Art from The Walther Collection, Huis Marseille, Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Evoking Reality, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Civilization: The Way We Live Now, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Confusing Public and Private: The 3rd Beijing Photo Biennial, Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Cultural Industry Center of Beizhen, Beijing, China

In This Imperfect Present Moment, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA Shop It!, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

Shop It!, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

Another Kind of Life, Barbican Centre, London, UK

Labor and Materials, 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville, AK When You Were Young, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

When You Were Young, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK


Dangerous Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

10 Years Old 2007-2017: A History of the World Told Through the Images of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena Collection, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Foro Boario, Italy

Tell It Like It Is... or Could Be, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA

AFRICA: Telling a World, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Up to Now: Fabrica Photography, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia, Italy

National Gallery of Victoria Festival of Photography, Melbourne, Australia

Labour in Movement, MAST Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ


Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

After Eden, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France


Disorder (touring exhibition), Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville Paris, France; Somerset House, London, UK; MAXXI, Rome, Italy; CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

Strange Worlds, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy

In Focus, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Portraits: From the unsaid to the un-dead, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius

I will go there, take me home: Curated by Gregory McCartney, The MAC, Belfast, UK

Beastly/Tierisch, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Spatial Stories: Topographies of Change in Africa, Center for Visual Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Post Conflict, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA


Post Conflict, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Animals, Fundació Forvm per la Fotografia, Tarragona, Spain

From Sitting to Selfie: 300 years of South African Portraits, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nollywood, Prospect.3 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany

Art and Textile: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to Present, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

T.R.I.P. Travel Routes In Photography, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy

Apartheid and After, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Traces, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


About Face: Contemporary Portraiture, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany

Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House Trust, London, UK


Foto, Funen, Denmark

Pieter Hugo: The Hyena and Other Men, Moscow Photo Biennale, Moscow, Russia


ARS 11, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Lens: Fractions of Contemporary Photography and Video in South Africa, SASOL Kunsmuseum, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Il corpo metafora di un’esperienza, Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno, Italy

All Cannibals?, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany

Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK


Breaking News: Contemporary photography from the Middle East and Africa, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Provincia di Modena, Italy

Sharon Stone in Abuja, Location One, New York, NY

Counterlives, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Disquieting Images, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

This is Our Time, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Southern Germany

After A, Photo Notes on South Africa, Atri Reportage Festival, Atri, Italy

Lie of the Land: Representations of the South African Landscape, Iziko Old Town House Museum, Cape Town, South Africa; Sanlam Gallery, Bellville, South Africa

1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales

Halakasha!, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

PEEKABOO: Current South Africa, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Room for Justice, Avocats Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A Celebration of 20 Years, Hereford Photo Festival, Belfast, Ireland

FotoTageTrier 2010, Berlin, Germany

Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia


Les Rencontres de Bamako Biennial of African Photography, Bamako, Mali

Creating Identity: Portraits Today, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

A Life Less Ordinary: Performance and display in South African art, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK

The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

3 stories: Pieter Hugo, Mikhael Subotzky, Paolo Woods, Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA), Dudelange, Luxembourg

Stigmata, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, France, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland

Photo Beijing, Beijing, China

Animalism, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK

reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR; Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland / Baltimore County, College Park, MD


A Look Away, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

Room for Justice, Palais de Justice, Brussels, Belgium; Les Recontres de la Photographie, Arles, France

The Tropics: Views from the Middle of the Globe, Berliner Festspiele, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Rencontres d'Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France

Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Make Art/Stop AIDS, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Massachusetts

reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI; Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL


Lumo ’07 – ‘us,’ 7th International Triennial of Photography, Finland

Contemporary Photography from South Africa – Part 1, Hereford Photography Festival, UK

An Atlas of Events, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Faccia A Faccia: Il nouvo ritratto fotografico, FORMA, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy

In Your Face, Galerie Bertrand & Gruner, Geneva, Switzerland

Family Relation, Warren Siebrits, Johannesburg, South Africa

Reality Check: Contemporary art photography from South Africa 2007, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany; Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany; Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Art Institute of Boston, MA


South African Art Now, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

Como Viver Junto, 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago de Chile, Chile

Street: Behind the Cliché, Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Pingyao International Photographic Festival (PIP), Pingyao, China

Tour - Cape Town to Miami: Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Nie Meer, De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium

Black, Brown and White, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Rivers of Suffering, Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Aperture Gallery, New York, NY; Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA


Staged Realities—The Studio in African Photography, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

From Chaos to Order and Back, DDD Gallery, Osaka, Japan; Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Margin, The Cold Room Photographic Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Positions on South African Photography – Today, OMC Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany


New South African Art, JAK Gallery, London, UK



PDN Photo Annual for Photo Books Section Award


Seydou Keita Award, Recontres de Bamako African Photography Biennal, Bamako, Mali

FOTOGRAFIA - The Road to Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy

Young Director Award, Cannes Lions Festival, Cannes, France


Discovery Award, Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France

KLM Paul Huf Award, Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa


Getty Images Young Photographers, Getty Images


First Prize, Portraits section, World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Two-year Residency at Fabrica, Treviso, Italy


21c Museum, Louisville, KY

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Bass Museum, Miami, Florida

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany

Deutsche Börse Group, Frankfurt, Germany

Ethnologische Museum, Berlin, Germany

FNAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Modena, Italy

FRAC Réunion, Reunion Island, France

Fundación Forvm per a la Fotografia, Tarragona, Spain

Germeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

LaSalle Bank, Chicago, Illinois

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

MUDAM, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Statoil Art Collection, Stavanger, Norway

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Walther Collection, Burlafingen, Germany

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT



Fox, Killian and Rogers, Jude. “From the heart: 10 photographers on the theme of love” The Guardian 14 February 2022


Connel, Kelli, Rowe, Shawn and Gremmen, Hans. OUTS SKYLARK EDITIONS: Chicago, IL December 2021 [book]

White, Ryan. “Pieter Hugo’s portraits emphasise the power in holding someone’s gaze” i-D 4 November 2021


Peterson, Pia. “8 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View of The World” Buzzfeed News 21 November 2020

White, Ryan. “Pieter Hugo photographs his two children in lockdown.” i-D 11 November 2020

Seymour, Tom. “Pieter Hugo: death, sexuality and spirituality in Mexico.” British Journal of Photography. 26 April 2020

Allnutt, Christ. “Snapshot: ‘Pieter Hugo: La Cucaracha’ at Huxley-Parlour Gallery.” Financial Times 23 February 2020

Coop, Elizabeth. “Pieter Hugo’s latest exhibition rejects media-spun narratives of Mexico.” DAZED 7 February 2020

O'Hagan, Sean. "The big picture: Pieter Hugo turns his camera on Mexico." The Guardian 2 February 2020

Ludel, Wallace. “La Cucaracha: Pieter Hugo’s Photographs Capture the Poetics of Rural Mexico.” Cultured 31 January 2020

Rosen, Miss. “Surreal shots of sex, death and mysticism in Mexico.” Huck 27 January 2020

Cornet, Laurence. “Pieter Hugo: Live from Mexico.” Blind 23 January 2020

“La Cucaracha: Pieter Hugo in Mexico.” Juxtapoz 10 January 2020

Yerebakan, Osman Can. “Artist’s Questionnaire: Pieter Hugo.” T The New York Times Style Magazine 9 January 2020

“Pieter Hugo on Sex and Death in Mexico.” Photo District News 8 January 2020

Hutton, Belle. “Things to Do in January.” Another Man 3 January 2020


Jamal, Ashraf. Pieter Hugo: La Cucaracha Editorial RM: Barcelona, December 2019 [book]

Stansfield, Ted. “Pieter Hugo’s New Series Explores Sex and Death in Mexico.” Another Man 10 October 2019

Hutton, Belle. “Nine Photographers Changing the Way We See Africa and Its Diaspora.” AnOther 3 October 2019

O’Toole, Sean. “In his latest exhibition, Pieter Hugo's Mexico is 'flamboyant, garish & loud'.” Sunday Times 15 September 2019

Ford, Imani Noelle. “In ‘African Spirits,’ A New Visual Vernacular.” Aperture 14 August 2019


O’Hagan, Sean. “So what's the most expensive shot ever? The best photography shows of 2018.” The Guardian 3 January 2018

Blanch, Andrea. “Pieter Hugo. The ambitious Survivor.” Musée Issue No. 19, Spring 2018

Chamberlain Harlen, Mary. “How to Fight Injustice Artistically.” Metal 29 June 2018

Chemaly, Tracy Lynn. “Pieter Hugo’s fascinating photographs bring Mexican culture to life.” Wallpaper 11 December 2018


Gosling, Emily. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea with Pieter Hugo.” AnOther 13 June 2017

Hugo, Pieter. “The Story Behind the Hyena Men.” Another Man 6 June 2017

Durant, Mark Alice. “Conversations: Pieter Hugo.” Saint-Lucy May 2017

“Pieter Hugo: The Photographer Capturing ‘Voluntary Vulnerability’”. i-D 3 May 2017

Sheehan, Sean. “Children facing the future: ‘1994’ by Pieter Hugo.” The Prisma 20 March 2017

Martin, Andy. “An interview with Pieter Hugo: the South African photographer on life, death and the aftermath of killing.” Independent 18 March 2017

Kail, Ellyn. “Trauma And Hope in the Children of South Africa and Rwanda.” Feature Shoot 8 March 2017

Stoeckert, Anthony. “Photographic Narratives: ‘Revealing Pictures’ at Princeton University Art Museum.” Central Jersey 3 March 2017

Gefter, Philip. “Pieter Hugo's '1994': Children and The Ghosts of National Trauma” The New Yorker 24 February 2017

Hugo, Peter, & Jamal, Ashraf. 1994, Munich: Prestel, 2017[book]

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“Pieter Hugo.” Domus 20 February 2017

Ebony, David. “David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows This Winter.” ArtNet 7 February 2017

Lesser, Casey. “15 New York Shows You Need to See This February.” Artsy 31 January 2017

March, Leonie. "Die idyllisch wirkende Landschaft ist auch ein Schlachtfeld." Deutschland Radio Kultur 29 January 2017

Photo of the Day “Picturing a Post-Apartheid, Post-Genocide Generation.” Photo District News 26 January 2017

Comstock, Lindsay. “Best Photography Exhibitions Of Winter 2017.” American Photo Magazine 20 January 2017


Shan, Joy. “To Give Memory A Place.” Guernica 26 July 2016.

Leibbrandt, Tim. “Escape Fantasies and the Fountain of Youth: Pieter Hugo’s ‘1994’.” ArtThrob 18 July 2016

Scheffler, Daniel. “Narratives of 1994: Pieter Hugo's portrait of childhood at Stevenson Cape Town.” Wallpaper* 3 June 2016

Conde, Adriana. “Lo nuevo del fotógrafo Pieter Hugo.” Joia Magazine 17 July 2016

Jansen, Charlotte. “Born free: portraits of Rwandan and South African children after 1994.” The Guardian 2 June 2016


“In the Tenderloin: Scenes from San Francisco’s most infamous neighborhood.” California Sunday 3 May 2015

“I will go there, take me home.” Wall Street International 7 May 2015

Haeusslein, Allie. “Book Review: Kin.” Photo-Eye 4 May 2015

Celant, Germano. “Fotografia maledetta e non.” Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore Milano, Italy [book], 2015

Randal, Anna. “Portraits of Nigerian Actors Posing As Their Scary Roles – by Pieter Hugo.” Art-Sheep 30 March 2015

Aletti, Vince. “Photo Books.” Photograph March 2015

“Pieter Hugo: Kin.” TimeOut Paris 6 March 2015

Pasquer, Priska. “Pieter Hugo. Corporeality.” Urbanautica 2015

K., Dea. “Pieter Hugo.” Widewalls 30 January 2015

“Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson exhibits South-Afriecan photographer Pieter Hugo’s last project.” 23 January 2015

Ollier, Brigitte. “Pieter Hugo: Facettes intimes.” Liberation. 20 January 2015

Heliani, Oscar. “South African Photographer Pieter Hugo X-Rays His Homeland.” i-D Vice 14 January 2015

Hugo, Pieter. Kin, Aperture Foundation, March 2015 [trade edition]


Hugo, Pieter. Kin, Aperture Foundation, December 2014 [limited edition book]

Higgins, Jackie. The World Atlas of Street Photography, Yale University Press, September 2014 [book]


Frank, Priscilla. “Pieter Hugo’s Devastating Photos Depict Fractured Realities of South Africa (NSFW).” Huffington Post: Arts & Culture 29 August 2013

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Mahoney, John. “On the Wall: Pieter Hugo’s “Kin.” American Photo Magazine 5 September 2013


Rabinowitz, Noah. “Lenses and Limitations – An Interview with Pieter Hugo.” Vice 10 May 2012

Hugo, Pieter. There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends. Munich: Prestel, 2012

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“Dumping Across the Digital Divide”. New York Times Magazine. 15 August 2010.

Franzoni, Christina. “On Africa”. Zoom. July 2010

Aletti, Vince. “Goings on About Town: Art: Pieter Hugo [Review}”. The New Yorker. April 2010

Beckmann, Anne-Marie. “On My Mind.” Foam Magazine. No. 22. Spring 2010.

Bourland, Ian. “Critic’s Picks: Pieter Hugo”. Artforum. 23 March 2010.

Hall, Scott. “Now Showing: Hooray for Nollywood”. T Magazine. April 2010.

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“No Apology.” Art South Africa, Summer 2009.


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[Cover]. JUXTAPOZ. The Photography Issue. No. 88 May 2008.

“Pieter Hugo and The Hyena Men of Nigeria.” British Journal of Photography. 14 May 2008

“Street & Studio: Sharp photographs and blurred boundaries.” Telegraph. 17 May 2008.

“All Human Life.” The Guardian. 21 May 2008.

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Dempsey, Kate, Ed. Presumed Innocence. DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. 2008

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Callahan, Christine. “Man Tames Beast: Pieter Hugo’s camera boldly investigates dominance and submission.” Gay City News 3-9 January 2008.

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Gilbert, Alan. “My Hyena.” Village Voice 2 January 2008.

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