Topic: Gangs

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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Alma
Photo Essay

Alma: A Tale of Guatemala’s Violence

LightBox presents an exclusive look at an interactive, narrative documentary about gang violence in Guatemala told through the story of Alma, a young former gang member.

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Stephen Dupont
Out There

Raskols: Stephen Dupont’s Portraits of Papua New Guinea Gangsters

Stephen Dupont’s disturbing and powerful Polaroids of latter-day outlaws in Papua New Guinea are fittingly reminiscent of wild west-era daguerreotype portraits taken more than a century ago.

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image: A gang member poses with a gun in Caracas. Some 50 homicides occur in the city each week.
Photo Essay

The Street Gangs of Caracas

Venezuelan photographer Oscar Castillo has risked his life photographing the street gangs of Caracas for the past three years.

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Lightbox April 16, 2012
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: April 13 – April 20

From centennial celebrations of the birth of Kim Il-Sung in North Korea and attacks in Afghanistan to the moving of the space shuttle Discovery and Nepalese New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Lourdes Jeannette
In Progress

Blood Ties: A Photographer Captures Gang Culture In Her Family

Lourdes Jeannette documents the daily life of a group based in Tampa, Florida.

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Adam Amengual
In Progress

Leaving the Life: Portraits of Former Gang Members

Adam Amengual photographs former gang members hoping to change their lives.

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