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gadawan kura
April 22, 2009, 1:19 pm
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Pieter Hugo’s photographs of hyena handlers in Lagos, Nigeria from Museo.

He was originally led to believe they were — “debt collectors, drug dealers, and thieves who enlisted hyenas as muscle in support of their criminal activities.”  But by traveling with them for two years found they were, more accurately — “itinerant minstrels …  a group of men, a little girl, three hyenas, four monkeys and a few rock pythons,” who subsist by staging performances and selling traditional medicine.”

They remind me a bit of the macho guys in New York walking their pit bulls – only more extreme.  

Lagos is one of the largest cities in the world and the object of scrutiny as planners watch to see how the issues of urbanism and population play out in unprecedented ways.

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