Award winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo, with his fascination of those who occupy the social margins and peripheries, brings us Permanent Error. This rare edition is rapidly becoming in short supply due to Hugo’s success.
Investigating a barren stretch of toxic wasteland in Ghana’s capital, Hugo’s images reveal the resilience of its workers. The subject’s tenacity is juxtaposed against the backdrop of a smoke-filled space of destruction and contamination. This toxicity is the result of the global shipping of millions of tonnes of digital refuse. Atop mountains of flaming motherboards, the subjects maintain a posture of confidence and dignity which make for a series of starkly powerful images.
Additionally, those who have an interest in white representation of black subjects will enter fertile critical territory thanks to this edition.
A special edition of Permanent Error accompanies our current exhibition, Thirteen Works, which showcases a selection of Hugo’s oeuvre, on show until August 21st, 2016.