Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Hyena Men

Pieter Hugo created The Hyena Men series while traveling in Nigeria with a troupe of animal charmers and their collection of tenuously domesticated hyenas, monkeys and snakes. The portraits feature groupings of men and animals surrounded by the barren urban centers of northern Nigeria. Taken during quiet moments between the spectacles of street performances, the photographs depict a stillness that subverts the tense physicality of the animals and their trainers.

I thought these were so nice. I fantasize of a Nicolas Ghesquière collection inspired by these pictures.

The Hyena and Other Men is on display now through
January 12, 2008 at the Yosi Milo Gallery.
525 West 25Th Street
New York, NY 10001
phone: 212-414-0370

Source: Yosi Milo Gallery