Crimes and Misdemeanors: Crime eyes of photographers insiders
Documentary photo story about the criminal authorities, brothels, young offenders and ekstremictah
His career began with the English photographer reporting gossip and cooperation with gloss: among his clients were Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Marie Claire, GQ. But gradually Hogg increasingly switched to documentary: military operations in Bosnia and Palestine, the report on media coverage of the death and funeral of Princess Diana. But the real fame brought him a two-year insider-project - photos of everyday life, love relationships, private parties and funerals of British criminal group The Firm.
"It is very important to be honest. In my case it was a matter of life and death. I was honest with them as possible, not trying to show is not who I really are. Do not try to do something secretly, did not hide the lens. Guided by the principle "the main thing - the fact," I did not use image processing software. All photos were taken on film. For the project I photographed over a thousand commercials. Generally, the time that I spent with the guys from the "Firm" in Tenerife, I remember a long time. Weirdly there was. I can not tell you everything, but believe me, even after Palestine and Bosnia was scary. "
For his first solo exhibition of French photographer Algerian Mohamed Bourouissa chose a series of "Outskirts» (Peripheries). Documentary photographs show the lives of the inhabitants of the Paris suburbs, young people who are often the only way of self - criminal. Residents of remote areas of the French capital - is usually migrants from Africa in the first or second generation. Honest Buruissy lens captures all the components of their daily struggle for the future: the tense relationship, strong emotions, frequent conflicts, the need to constantly gain credibility and recognition. Himself a photographer, a native of Algeria, of course, share and understand the economic and social aspects of the new "Parisians" - Algerians, Moroccans and Ethiopians.
Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin made ??a series of portraits of prisoners in Russia and Ukraine. Chelbin made ??it a rule not to talk about the crimes committed by its protagonists, while shooting is not over. Neither the photographer nor the spectator does not know why these people were behind bars, as evidenced by their look, what a tragedy is behind each of the pictures.
"This story is about a life full of contradictions, of the space in which mixes ordinary and strange, documentaries and speculation. My photos - just the tip of the iceberg, it's - the gateway to the stories that should be told. It is a balance between personal and public, between the image and the fact that a person feels really. "
German photographer Katharina Essay past few years traveling through Asia, taking reports on social issues. The title of her latest independent project as his story, ambiguously: Human Negotiations can be translated as "Living Conditions" or "Human Trafficking". This photo story about the life of moths Bangkok, made in collaboration with writer Lara Day (Lara Day). Photographs and interviews of more than two dozen prostitutes from the "red light district" - an attempt to show the reality of their lives beyond the stereotypes, but among the heroines come across and very typical story: a mother raising a young child, a transvestite who dreams to save on surgery, or poor provincial, came to conquer the big city.
What picture comes to mind when the phrase "prison cell"? Gray walls, a bed with iron bars and a treasury ugly blanket, a small window through which almost no light penetrates. A "brothel"? Room in pink with curtains at the entrance? German photographer Juergen Hill breaks stereotypes and shows the details of life "below" in his series of interior rooms and prison cells in the brothels. Leather chairs, teddy bears, stylish striped wallpaper and even fresh flowers once again confirm that the person in any circumstances seek beauty and tries to create a home comfort even on the five square meters of living difficult and humiliating life.
Who is hiding behind the black mask? Members of street gangs from across New York - the young, arrogant, confident in their strength, dangerous and fearless. Teens from dysfunctional families, early departed from the house to the street, united in criminal groups and strike fear whole areas. Fearless New York photographer Jay Warshavsky managed to establish contact with the guys from these gangs. The result was a series of "Young Gun» (Young Guns) - the only opportunity to get acquainted with the world around without putting yourself in danger.
American photographer Bruce Gilden Magnum agency likes to tell audiences nontrivial photo story with a complex plot. He said that as a child he could sit for hours on the window sill, watching the scene on the street. In 2010, adventurer Gilda went to Russia, Sverdlovsk region, where in one of the small towns live local bands Serge nicknamed Wild Boar. Sixteen days Gilda lived side by side with the hero of his reportage, getting an idea of ??Russian criminal province: "They all live in the dark among the communities of decaying villages dirty spaces. The basis of their life - vodka and violence. "
The Times photojournalist Daniel Bereulak visited northwestern Indian state Merhalaya where and seen as exploiting child labor, the owners of coal mines. Eight-preteens carry heavy baskets of coal, down in the mine on the stairs of the fragile twigs lying, extract coal with their bare hands and pickaxes. At the official level of child labor in India, of course, is forbidden, but the law has so many loopholes that unscrupulous businessmen without fear of punishment exploit children. And teenagers, in turn, often drop out of school and go to such life-threatening earnings to somehow help their poor families.
Australian photographer Stephen Dupont specifically looking for the most dangerous and unstable regions of the world, to make reports about marginal subcultures and underground criminal groups. In 2004, in Papua - New Guinea, DuPont was able to infiltrate the gang "The Red Devils» (Kips Kaboni), trades robbery, car theft and raids. DuPont has won the trust of its members so that they have agreed to pose for the camera. The pictures of the heroes - not real weapons, but from that they do not look less intimidating.
Another Magnum photographer Michael Subotsky originally from Cape Town, works and lives in Johannesburg and has already received for their photos several international awards.
In their social reports, he is not afraid to criticize the government and to talk about human rights violations. One of his works - a documentary series about the daily lives of inmates of a prison. As seen in the photos, the conditions of the people in African prisons far from the only international standards but also on the basic concepts of humanity and hygiene.
American photographer Julie Platner took several months to obtain the consent of several families of neo-Nazis to shoot their way of life and communication. Particularly close relationship during the project in Platner lined up with the leader of the Social-Nationalist Movement Jeff and his wife, Kristen.
"I think that since Obama was elected president, some to be racist in the habit - she says. - And I wanted to explore this side of social life. I think these people pushed to the edge, they have become almost like a street gang white. These people built their closed world, and many of them are ignored by the general public. Many of them - representatives of the usual working-class victims of the economic crisis. "
Prison tattoos can tell a knowledgeable person about their owner much more than his own words. So the gun denotes membership in the grouping, figure 13 - ownership to the Mexican Mafia, the abbreviation MOB - «man of action» (man of business), 51-50 - code indicating that the person is dangerous to himself or others. Photographer Robert Gumpert has received the consent of some prisoners from a California prison to photograph their tattoos done in prison, his series, he commented: "The tattoo - a rate of prison life, the road map of life of their owners: love, pain, emotions."