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Mesmerizing Photos Capture Mexico’s Unseen Drug War


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Mexico’s drug wars have taken tens of thousands of lives, and continue to impact countless more every day. Its main protagonists, the drug lords and law enforcement officers, get constant media exposure. But what about the often-unseen victims, such as mothers, shop owners and addicts? David Rochkind’s unflinching photoessay, “Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit,” gives a face to the “regular people” devastated by the violence. “This story is about more than just body counts on the border and I was interested in conveying that,” Rochkind tells Business Insider.

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Security sweeps along the Mexican Border.Photo Via

 

An entire community mourns the deaths of two sisters murdered during a birthday party. Photo Via

An entire community mourns the deaths of two sisters murdered during a birthday party. Photo Via