Raskols: The Gangs Of Papua New Guinea
–Posted by Calum Sager on 11 September 2012
'Raskols: The Gangs Of Papua New Guinea' is a new book from Aussie documentarist Stephen Dupont. The book offers a close look inside today's gang life in Papua New Guinea, one of the most dangerous places in the world. Despite its beautiful surroundings of lush rainforests and mountain ranges, the city of Port Moresby is not a welcoming and hospitable environment as urban settlements and a general lack of law and order have led to intertribal warfare. Dupont bravely captured the faces and lifestyle of the oldest gang in the country. Using vivid monochrome photography and interviews with Raskol gang members, Dupont paints a terrifying picture of a society in meltdown, of unemployment, poverty, corruption and killing. 'Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea', soon to be published by powerhouse Books, is Dupont’s study of his time spent there in 2004. Normally thought of as a place of exceptional beauty, forests and unmodernised tribal living, the capital was at the time of Dupont’s visit the world’s most unliveable city according to the Economist.
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