photographer (ZA), website
Pieter Hugo, a photographer form Cape Town, made a series called Nollywood.
"The continent has a rich tradition of story-telling that has been expressed abundantly through oral and written fiction, but has never been conveyed through the mass media before.
In my travels through West Africa, I was intrigued by this distinct style in constructing a fictional world where everyday and unreal elements intertwine.
By asking a team of actors and assistants to recreate Nollywood myths and symbols as if they were on movie sets, I initiated the creation of a verisimilar reality."
2008, slides, 2 min
Shown at L&F Lost in Nollywood (11–11–2011)