TITLE: "Gangsta Dating Story"
After an unexpected meeting and with the help of a friend, I was able to penetrate the very closed circle of one American Gang. The main challenge of this project was to get into this "ethno-centric" environment, to be accepted and document part of daily life within the group ! During some months and going from meetings to another ones, I was able to follow some members of the gang in the US state of Florida. In this photographic work I focused mainly on some codes and habits specially how the seduction process work between men and women who are adopting what we can call : "Gangsta Way of life". Shooting inside a gang was an exciting experience for me and also interesting exercise to study from a sociological point of view.
AUTHOR: Souhayl A (Morocco)
Souhayl A is artist-photographer living and working main part of the year in Paris France. His speciality is Storytelling by Art-documentary and Streetphotography. Ranked by Fotoslovo magazine among the 10 most influential street photographers right now. He is also the co-founder of the festival « Selma Photo Nights » and the Art Director of Les Nuits Photo de Pierrevert, one of the most important Photo Festivals in France and he also often collaborates with magazines dedicated to photography by publishing articles and regularly appears on prestigious jury lists for photographic events.
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