Yen Magazine features photographs from Stephen Dupont’s Raskols, and finds out how the project came about. Dupont recalls how he and his friend, writer/photographer Ben Bohane, had been traveling around Papua New Guinea in 2004, looking to do a story on gangs.
“We ended up meeting a person named Lady Kidu, who at that time was the local MP for Kaugere. We travelled with her for a day and we drove into a tribal war that had started up.” Dupont and Bohane were able to befriend one of the local street gangs involved in the war, and were allowed inside their safehouse, where Dupont photographed their portraits. Some of the resulting photos are included in the article.
by Stephen Dupont