Jocelyn Bain Hogg
This three year journey in pictures came about in the wake of a project shot in 2008 documenting the disturbing gun and knife crime issues around Britain's youth.
Given my experience with the criminal underworld, photographed years earlier in The Firm, I decided to look once more at the people who were supplying weapons and drugs to UK housing estates.
Joe Pyle senior and the Kray twins, the old-school Godfathers of British crime, have died since The Firm was completed in 2001. In 2008 I found a fractured society of British criminals with little or no organization and leadership, competing, in vain, with international rivals. Russians, Albanians, Kosovans and Turks now rule the UK underworld, but the indigenous villains still wear their heritage on their sleeves.
Visa pour l’image – Perpignan
Couvent des minimes
From august 27th to september 11th