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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Talk: Pieter Hugo - In Conversation with TJ Demos

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Untitled, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana , 2009 © Pieter Hugo. Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Talk: Pieter Hugo - In Conversation with TJ Demos

16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW
United Kingdom
August 31st, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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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.