Pieter Hugo © Abdullahi Mohammed with Mainasara, Lagos, Nigeria 2007
Pieter Hugo wins the 2008 Discovery Award at Rencontres d’Arles 2008
Born in 1976 in South Africa were he lives and works http://www.pieterhugo.com/
The Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award goes to a photographer or an artist making use of photography whose work has been recently discovered internationally or deserves to be. The winner is chosen by a vote of photography professionals present in Arles during opening week and receives 25,000 €.
Five professionals from different countries and different photographic fields – Elisabeth Biondi, Caroline Issa and Masoud Golsorkhi, Nathalie Ours, Carla Sozzani, Luis Venegas – have each been invited by Christian Lacroix to designate three photographers to exhibit at the Rencontres as candidates for the Discovery Award.