South African, born 1976
Website about the artist: www.pieterhugo.com

Pieter Hugo was born in 1976 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His photograpic work focuses on global social issues with an emphasis on Africa and other developing countries. He has worked for numerous print publications, including Adbusters, Colors, Dazed & Confused, The New Yorker and Sunday Times (London), producing visual essays on issues ranging from tuberculosis in Malawi to slavery in Sudan, slums in Brazil to old age communities in South Africa.

In 2002/3 he participated in a residency at Fabrica, Benetton's Research and Communications Centre in Italy. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Michael Stevenson Contemporary (Cape Town), the Museum of Modern Art (Rome), and Fabrica Features (Lisbon).

His work has been selected for the touring exhibition ReGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025, due to open at the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne (23 June - 23 October 2005). The exhibition will travel to New York in 2006 to inaugurate the opening of Aperture magazine's new gallery space. Aperture, in conjunction with Thames & Hudson, will issue a book to coincide with the exhibitions.