PIETER HUGO, THE JOURNEY, 2015

Cover back and front

Cover back and front

 

This publication is my favourite discovery from the Arles photo festival 2015. South African photographer Pieter Hugo used the infrared function of his camera during long distant flights to photographing the other passengers asleep. The results are stunning.

On the cover of this “Newspaper” Pieter Hugo shares his story, thoughts and worries of how the photographed people might feel about these pictures. After turning the cover page you are part of this night journey. The resulting visuals are splendidly raw and honest. There is a sense of peace and other-worldliness to these images. Close-up portraits of surprisingly child-like innocence and vulnerability.

Printed full-page in newspaper form and available for free from cosmos book at the Arles photo festival July 2015.

Newspaper

56 pages

29 x 35.3cm

 

 

 

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