Topic: Auto Defensa

Autodefensas Michoacan
Photo Essay

Cartels and Vigilantes Clash in Mexico: Photographs by Jerome Sessini

French photojournalist Jerome Sessini, of the Magnum photo agency, spent the past month documenting the strife in Mexico.

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Ross McDonnell—Courtesy of Grafika La Estampa
Photo Essay

Auto Defensa: Rough Justice in Mexico’s Lawless Mountains

Photographer Ross McDonnell documents a new chapter in Mexico’s enduring battle against violent crime, as communities in Guerrero State take the law into their own hands. His ambrotype wet plate portraits go on view at Paris Photo 2013.

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