Nollywood at the Australian Center for Photography
The Nigerian film industry, a.k.a. Nollywood is the new subject of an exhibition at Sydney’s Australian Center for Photography. Producing between five hundred to one thousand films a year, Nollywood is the third biggest film industry to date. Despite often being ”low budget, violent and excessive”, Nollywood films outsell Hollywood films on the African market.
Working alongside well-known Nigerian actors, South-African photographer Pieter Hugo has recreated typical scenes that reflect the little-known-about Nollywood industry.