In early 2016, Pieter Hugo travelled to Jamaica to shoot a series of provocative portraits on male porn stars and Gully Queens, a vilified gay community in Kingston who live in a gully (or drain) beneath the city, wearing seminal pieces of the Hood by Air archive.

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A book was published by See W entitled PH & HBA that includes an in-conversation essay between Hugo and Carlos Nazario, collaborator on the project and a long time collaborator and friend of Hood by Air’s founder Shayne Oliver. They discuss the challenges they faced photographing such sexually ambiguous characters in a country where homosexuality is still illegal. PH & HBA is published in an edition of only 500 copies - including a limited edition of 50 copies sold with a print.

Book signing: Thursday June 30th, from 6-8 pm at Dashwood Books