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12.05.13 Marina Galperina

Krokodil is that hot new club drug slightly-cheaper heroin “alternative” of the truly desperate — over-the-counter desomorphine cooked with dirt, gasoline, rubber and other shit that ROTS YOUR ARMS OFF and TIME’s LightBox just ran a beautiful set of photographs on some of its users. Italian photographer Emanuele Satolli has been photographing and videotaping addicts in the industrial city of Yekaterinburg. These […]

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07.16.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Tony Fouhse talks about his live-in addict subject and one step too far not taken. The addict thing was just a fluke. I wanted to photograph people in the street at dusk, collaborating to act out little scenarios. Nothing really seemed […]

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02.27.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL favorite Chris Arnade has photographed NY rooftop pigeon coops and bike clubs, addicts and sex workers. The girls of Hunts Point — they tell him things, they say, “You live on the streets as a girl, you get raped. It just is.” They say, “If I tell you my story, I’ll make you cry, […]

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06.21.11 Marina Galperina

Krokodil is ten times harder and three times cheaper than heroin. Its usage is reportedly reaching epidemic levels in Russia, and only in Russia. There’s no shortage of stomach-churning visuals of krokodil-lovers with their limbs spilling open with rot. Yeah, this one is yucky. (NSFW). […]

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04.27.10 Marina Galperina

Back in 2003, before Joonas Neuvonen was a filmmaker, he turned the camera on his addict friends. Later, with some clever editing, a portrait emerged – Reindeerspotting: Escape From Santaland. Meet Jani. He’s just a “young guy” living in Rovaniemi, Arctic Circle, driven by boredom to a life of hard drugs, petty crime and finger […]

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