Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Pieter Hugo portrays African communities. In the series "The Hyena and Other Men", Hugo travels with a group called the "Gadawan Kura" or hyena guides. These men were entertain crowds and sell traditional medicines. This is actually a tradition has been passed down for generations. The way Hugo portrays these men does not seem real at all, this image seem more editorial than portrayals of an ancient tradition. I admire how he captures the exotic and amplifies it to greater heights.