Enugu 01/02/21

This amazing set of photos by Pieter Hugo taken in Enugu, Nigeria in 2008 exemplify what I look for in art. I love the surreality of poverty. What I try to explore in my books are grounded people just trying to get by juxtaposed with highly Lynchian imagery. There is something weird about being poor, in a different and more interesting way than the weirdness of the rich. The humanity shines through in these portraits.

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