Art January, 9 2012

Adam Amengual’s Gang Portraits

Incredible portraits of former gang members from New York photographer Adam Amengual. The series ‘Homies’ was made possible by the Homeboy Industries program that helps one-time gang members get back on the straight and narrow. Adam describes “A majority, if not everyone in this series has had a mug shot taken of them at one time in their past. I feel I have flipped that old image of them showing them as proud and iconic. It is a visual metaphor for the transformation they are bringing to their own lives.” More over at Flavorpill.

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