The Wrong Side.
Photographs by Jérôme Sessini.
Contrasto, 2013. 176 pp., illustrated throughout, 9¾x7½".
In 2008 the photographer Jérôme Sessini started the Mexican project: a dive into the drug cartel war in Mexico. This compelling reportage, lasting two years, is a valuable document about the most dangerous cities in the country: Culiacán, Tijuana, and especially, Ciudad, Juárez.
In 2010 this work was awarded with the F Award for Concerned Photography, 'Jérôme Sessini's ongoing exploration of drug-related violence in Mexico at the US border is remarkable for its sustained engagement with an increasingly alarming and dangerous reality, for its attention to concrete particulars, and for its ambition to convey the scope and complexity of the conflict.'
Read Joscelyn Jurich's review of The Wrong Side on photo-eye Blog.