World view: the Xhosa tribe at their initiation ceremony, South Africa

Previously unseen prints by award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo will go on show in London at the inaugural In Focus display, part of the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition. Hugo is known for documentary-style portraits of personal experiences in his native South Africa. This photograph is of young men from the Xhosa tribe (from which Nelson Mandela came) on the day of their boys-to-men initiation ceremony in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. Submissions for this year’s Taylor Wessing prize are being accepted until 6 July, and the exhibition will run from 12 November to 21 February 2016.

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