Permanent Error, Hardback


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:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9783791345208



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