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Playboys

Robert Yager

£90.00

The Virgin of Guadalupe, with pious hands, looks down mournfully on the corner of Pico Boulevard from a mural painted on a liquor store facade. There is an angel beneath her and a spiral of barbed wire in the background. As the camera clicks, two figures step out the store... ​​Read More

The Virgin of Guadalupe, with pious hands, looks down mournfully on the corner of Pico Boulevard from a mural painted on a liquor store facade. There is an angel beneath her and a spiral of barbed wire in the background. As the camera clicks, two figures step out the store - “Saca-me una foto...” They were Muerto and Midget, two members of the notorious street gang The WestSide Playboys 13, and this was their neighborhood. It was 1992, the most violent year in the history of Los Angeles, when British photographer Robert Yager began walking the neighborhoods of central LA.

Edited by Pouria Khojastehpay thirty years later, 'Playboys' is the first compendium of Robert Yager’s award- winning work spanning over a decade. From slanging crack on the corner to county jail visits, and back to the streets of Rampart-era LA, Yager’s authentic portrayal of the Playboys is an intimate look from a point of view only possible walking amongst them.

Published by 550BC
32 x 22cm
Hardcover, foiled
260 pages
2nd Edition, 550 copies
November 2023
English
ISBN 978-9-0833080-7-4
Out of Stock