Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Raskols

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Plagued by 60 percent unemployment and chronic poverty, crime in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in Oceania is rampant, earning the city a reputation as being one of the most dangerous places in the world. Much of the violent crime – armed robbery, rape, and carjackings – is committed by young gang members known as "Raskols." In 2004, Stephen Dupont infiltrated a Raskol community to document the individuals behind the facelessness of gang warfare. Building trust over several visits Dupont was able to set up a makeshift studio in which to photograph his subjects. The resulting portraits depict the "Kips Kaboni" or "Red Devils," Papua New Guinea's oldest Raskol group.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Zion I

©Peter Graham

I shot the album photos for the new Zion I album. It was great to work with these guys...I have much respect for how they continue to stay true to their vision.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

944 profile

944 magazine asked me for some reflections on working with emerging LA musicians...