Saturday, January 19, 2008


Check out these intense images of a group of Nigerian street performers - who call themselves "Hyena Men" - that travel with 3 domestic Hyenas, along with assorted monkeys and snakes.

These are all simply wowing to see.
I've never realized just how big is a hyena. I've posted a little bit about the photographer, Pieter Hugo (a South African with Dutch origins), below:

"Pieter Hugo is a South African photographer who has set out to photograph groups of people that have a distinct presence across Africa. His images of traditional healers, wild honey collectors, taxi washers, and albinos are strong and beautiful, but my favorite series is The Hyena Men which opened last week at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York." by Jonah Samson

1 comment:

sophie said...

These are really interesting. Are the images doctored? I love the concept that art is capturing a moment in time, rather than creating a moment.