165 x 243 mm
State of Guerrero is Mexico’s leading opium producer. This primacy has led to internal feuds between criminal groups that compete for territory. One of the most evident effects related to violence is the abandonment of large numbers of families and citizens from their villages, exposing more and more realities to threats related to the violence of war between the various criminal groups. The project was awarded and exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan with the Visa d’Or Humanitarie CIRC and awarded by the Red Cross in the Andrea Stenin competition in 2019. It received the Voglino Award at the Festival of Ethical Photography in Lodi. The project is supported in communication by the author’s agency LUZ, the Mexican Red Cross and the French Red Cross, while for data and content by the research institute Noria Research.
About the Author
Alfredo Bosco is a freelance photographer based in Milan. Social issues and geopolitical crises are the main focus of his work. He was co-founder and editor of MiCiAp (MilanoCittàAperta), an online journal of urban photography. His work has appeared in Italian, French and British publications.
About the Publisher
The independent publishing house Seipersei was born in Siena in 2011 with Stefano Vigni who published his first photographic book “20000km” in self publishing. At his side, Chiara Narcisi, his partner in life and work. Seipersei has been interested in social issues since its origins , dealing with important topics such as gender identity, the Syrian civil war, stereotypes of female beauty, pollution and environmental sustainability, drug trafficking in Mexico, the 2016 earthquake in central Italy and the by Gibellina in 1968 and others. Since 2021 they have created the Insights series, a series of essays related to contemporary photography.