Topic: drugs

Russia, Yekaterinburg. Alexey, 33 years old, is injecting a dose of Krokodil. Because of its dependence on Krokodil, Alexey has injuries and swelling on the feet and is forced to walk with a cane.
Photo Essay

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

Photographer Emanuele Satolli has spent the past year chronicling a group of Russians addicted to krokodil, a lethal opiate made with ingredients from hardware stores and pharmacies that causes skin to become scaly, rot and fall off the bone.

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Tony Fouhse
Out There

Live Through This: Documenting One Woman’s Struggle with Heroin

At a time when heroin use is rising among teens, Tony Fouhse’s powerful new book captures a young woman’s recovery from addiction, as well as an unconventional relationship between subject and documentary photographer.

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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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Hussein Malla—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

From Memorial Day observances in the United States and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Shaul Schwarz—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME
Photo Essay

Aerial Drug Bust at the Mexican Border: Video by Shaul Schwarz

TIME contract photographer Shaul Schwarz captures a dramatic drug bust from a helicopter above the Mexican border.

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Jim Goldberg—Magnum
Photo Essay

A Mini Utopia: Jim Goldberg’s Portraits from Bonnaroo

An amazing array of really bad tattoos, food you shouldn’t eat, really loaded people having a really good time, and incredible music—all part of this year’s festival in Manchester, Tenn.

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James Nachtwey for TIME
Photo Essay

Thailand’s Drug Scourge: Photographs by James Nachtwey

TIME contract photographer James Nachtwey documents the rising drug trade in Thailand—and the controversial rehabilitation programs.

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