Pieter Hugo – La Cucaracha

Posted by Fabio 3 September 2019

Pieter Hugo is well known for his urgent portraits and everyday scenes captured at a wide variety of locations around the world. They come together to form a social “big picture” that reflects the current and radically critical everyday realities, and the complexity and inconsistency of modern-day society.

His latest project La Cucaracha was created in Mexico in 2018 and 2019 and is to be presented in Europe for the first time by PRISKA PASQUER between 6 September and 23 November 2019. This photo series depicts people and situations encountered by the artist during a total of four stays for several weeks, above all in Mexico City, Oaxaca de Juárez, Juchitán and Hermosillo. The portraits and still lifes bring to the fore the travelling artist’s openness towards generic yet unexpected situations.

All images ©Pieter Hugo, courtesy PRISKA-PASQUER.

Pieter Hugo
La Cucaracha
PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne, Germany
Sep 6, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019