Conversation with Pieter Hugo
Document Journal

The acclaimed photographer sits down with art editor Drew Sawyer to discuss his latest work for Nike and Document Books.

To encounter the work of photographer Pieter Hugo is to encounter the bold. Casting his eye to Paris’ Boulevard Périphérique, the restrained autoroute that circumnavigates the French capital, this inspired collaboration between Hugo and designer Riccardo Tisci serves as an exploration of urban life beyond the boundaries of a city’s industry and infrastructure. They are documents of a Paris in flux, a city pushing beyond the constraints of heritage. Speaking with curator Drew Sawyer, Hugo elaborates on his desire to engage and on style as a signifier of identity.