In his previous well-received volumes of photographs, Hugo offers unflinching yet striking portraits of humans, animals, societies, and landscapes that shock and disturb, but also demand our attention.
In Permanent Error, he documents a garbage dump in Ghana that has become the repository for discarded computers from around the world.
These haunting images document the true cost of a misguided policy-the shipping of millions of tons of obsolete computers to developing countries.
The computers are burned to extract valuable metals, effectively turning the site into a toxic wasteland that contaminates air, soil, and groundwater for miles around.
These amazing portraits tell a story of a marginal community overwhelmed by poverty, but where human strength and resilience shine through the inhuman conditions Hugo lays bare.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, 60
- Publisher: Prestel
- Publication Date: 16/02/2011
- Category: Individual photographers
- ISBN: 9783791345208