See W, 2016 Edition of 500 Softcover, 56 pages, 30 x 38 cm Condition: Fine
In early 2016, Pieter Hugo travelled to Jamaica to shoot a series of portraits of street-cast models wearing seminal pieces of the Hood By Air archive. The group included male porn stars and Gully Queens, a vilified gay community in Kingston who live in a gully (or drain) beneath the city.
The book includes an informative and personal in-conversation between the photographer and Carlos Nazario, long-time collaborator and friend of Hood by Air's founder Shayne Oliver. They discuss the challenges they faced photographing such sexually ambiguous characters in a country where homosexuality is still illegal. It reveals something of the tension they felt during the process of making this fascinating body of work.
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