gangs

Photography

Portraits of Gang Members With Their Tattoos Digitally Removed

"I hope these photos give the public a chance to see these people for who they really are."
Mirjana Milovanovic
1.31.19
Rural Week NZ

Why Growing Up In a Gang Town Isn't Always What You Think

I almost never talk about being from Kawerau, New Zealand, not out of embarrassment, but because people make assumptions about your life.
Morgan Godfery
1.28.19
Inside Outsider

Australian Inmates Explain the Bloody Process of Joining a Prison Gang

"I pulled the shiv down his back twice and left a big cross that pissed blood everywhere."
Mahmood Fazal
1.9.19
violent times

Meet One Of Sydney’s Most Notorious Underworld Enforcers

Graham Henry ran the city with ruthless violence.
VICE Staff
12.19.18
Culture

Why I Gave Up Dealing Meth

"Kiwis don't realise this, but people go missing in New Zealand. They stay missing too."
Anonymous
11.21.18
Culture

Portraits of South Africa's Bloodiest Prison Gang: The Number

Photographer Luke Daniel got access to the group that notoriously upholds their rules with sodomy.
Fareed Kaviani
11.14.18
Photos

Photographing Punks, Dropouts, and Biker Gangs In Okinawa

"Okinawan society is so distorted because of inequality, and we are all affected by that distortion in one way or another."
VICE Japan
4.6.18
Photos

Meeting the Armed Bandits of Madagascar

Photographer James Patrick spent a day with the masalo, a gang of cattle rustlers who uses force to get what they want.
James Patrick
2.11.18
Photo

Letizia Battaglia on Photographing Sicily's Mafia Men and the Pain They Caused

We spoke to the octogenarian photojournalist about her life behind the camera.
Joe Bish
9.13.17
News

What Happened to the American Mafia?

The FBI says that the mob is still an existential criminal threat in America. We asked some former Gambino family soldiers and two La Cosa Nostra experts if that's really the case in 2015.
Seth Ferranti
9.7.17
VICE News

El Salvador's Trans Community Lives In Fear

A series of gang killings has shaken the country's trans community.
Rossalyn Warren
4.28.17