A day in the life of the American street gang

• A day in the life of the American street gang

Photographer documented the life of one of the largest and most violent gangs in the United States, which is called Bloodline. The lens were gang members, weapons and drugs, illegal activities and mourning for the comrades who were killed in the cycle of violence.

A day in the life of the American street gang A day in the life of the American street gang

Murder is holding a pistol, which he bought for $ 250 on the street after his friend stabbed the other members of the gang.

A day in the life of the American street gang

The gang members and friends mourn the Simba, who died from 20 stab wounds in the chest.

Death has become something ordinary for gang members. They are accustomed to mourning ceremonies and visits to hospitals and live with the constant fear of who will be next.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Tattoo "Family" on the chest, Thomas Jennings, an active member of the gang.

Banda Bloodline has approximately 35,000 active members. Its history began in the 1950s. Initially the band was created as an organization aimed at combating racial discrimination against Hispanic people. But it turned into a huge crime syndicate controlled "the kings of the Latin American" - one of the largest Hispanic street gangs in the country.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Flash is on the floor after smoking marijuana.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Smokey walking down the street, taking off his shirt in front of a fight with members of rival gangs called the Trinitarios.

A day in the life of the American street gang

A member of the gang B-RAD is hiding in the corner of his apartment, his looking policemen and members of the warring factions. He was involved in a skirmish on the second floor of his house, and he was shot in the leg. Now he can not leave the house because of gang retaliation.

A day in the life of the American street gang

The members of the band King Looney, King Chucho, King Smokey and King Buckets rest in his apartment after a meeting with other members of the gang, smoke marijuana and drink beer.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Teflon shows the table where the gun is, the Bible, bullets, drugs and money. Drugs and Violence - part of the daily lives of gang members in New York.

The photographer will receive a unique access to the group, documenting the daily lives of its members. In addition to presenting the harsh realities of life criminals, he drew attention to happiness, unity, and respect that members of the gang show to each other.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Smokey lights a cigarette with marijuana sitting in his room. Smokey - the leader of the southern clan "Latin American kings" in Brooklyn.

A day in the life of the American street gang

In one of the upper floors of the apartment building there is a deal to sell marijuana. Dealers try to avoid the security cameras in the lobby and outside the building.

A day in the life of the American street gang

"Latin American kings" meet in one of the gang headquarters. Monthly meetings are often held in parks and abandoned houses.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Looney, an active member of the group, shouting "Amor de Rey" and "King Love" to your friends, while they are looking for members of the Trinitarios.

A day in the life of the American street gang

Karen, mother Kirell gang member and Smokey aunt, looking at the phone in his apartment in Brooklyn.

Recently the administration Trump has promised to crack down on gang members and criminals of American communities. Only hundreds of people were arrested in New York.