Portraits of gang members in a El Salvadoran prison too dangerous for the wardens to enter

By Brennavan Sritharan

Not many photographers get the chance to enter a prison guarded by an army, let alone shoot inside one.

But Adam Hinton managed it, travelling to El Salvador, the most densely populated country in South America, and gaining access to one of the world’s most dangerous gangs.

Hinton’s photobook MS-13, published this month by Paul Belford, gathers 22 photographs, primarily portraits of members of the gang La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13).

Each were serving 20 to 40-year sentences in Penal de Ciudad Barrios, a prison reserved for MS-13 members.

El Salvador has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, with 4,000 …read more

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