MS-13 IN EL SALVADOR

MS-13 In El Salvador
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MS-13 IN EL SALVADOR



Written by Jack Blocker
08 Tuesday 08th September 2015

We've said before on DP that MS-13 photos are our favourite thing. After all, what's not to love? The facial tattoos, the drugs, and the horrific river of blood they've shed in Central America reveal a base fascination with violence resting in all of us.

In 2013, the photographer Adam Hinton captured the faces of Mara Salvatrucha members in Penas Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador, a prison so violent that - according to the narrative circling the net - "guards do not dare to enter." The tattoos and inked insignia won't surprise anyone. What's most striking is the soft look of youth on many of the men.

He's releasing a book, MS-13, documenting the project. The cut out soft porn on the inside cover of it is a lovely nod to the prison's interior.

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