Messina/Musina by Pieter Hugo. First edition (2007). First impression large format hardback in fine condition, signed by Pieter Hugo to title page. No markings, pages clean, binding firm, jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Pieter Hugo was the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2007, and this book accompanied his award exhibition touring South Africa during 2007/8. The large-format book features Hugo's photographs of South Africa's northernmost town on the border with Zimbabwe - both portraits of its inhabitants and details of its landscape. In addition the book includes a short story by Stacy Hardy titled 'The Donkey Fuckers', and a conversation between Hugo and writer/photo-editor Joanna Lehan. Musina is the northernmost town in South Africa. It lies on the Limpopo River on the border of Zimbabwe. The town was formerly known as Messina, and inenbsp; 2002 its name was changed to correct a colonial misspelling of the name of the Musina people who previously lived in the region ... Hugo reflects on the wounds and scars of race, class and nationality that persist here, on the border of Zimbabwe, a country in the process of self-destructing. The circumstances of Musina can also be seen as broadly reflective of any community that is confronted by transition.
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