Luigi Ghirri • American Photo

Thursday, 21 April 2016

“Behind the two seated in the middle, a fifth man, lustrously mustachioed, spreads his arms wide to clap a paternal hand on the shoulders of the figures standing at their sides. Only on closer inspection does it become apparent that he is wearing a police officer’s billed cap and badge, and that the others are not his sons but his prisoners, bound together by discreet sets of handcuffs and photographed as a kind of professional trophy. They’ve been captured two times over: first by the law, then by the lens.” Alexandra Schwartz • New Yorker