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. He has gone into territory one can only imagine in its horrors and ruthlessness and proves that the law of the jungle still reigns supreme.
"In 2004, the photographer Stephen Dupont infiltrated this dystopian underworld and convinced its inhabitants to pose with their weapons. Newly collected in 'Raskols' (powerHouse Books, $30), his unmoralizing portraits are both visually striking and emotionally disturbing: some raskols are only children, others bear horrific scars."
-"New York Times, T Magazine
""Dupont's disturbing and powerful polaroids of latter-day outlaws are fittingly reminiscent of the wild west era daguerreotype portraits of more than a century ago."