Despite being one of the safer cities in Latin America, the rate of crime in Buenos Aires is going the wrong way and it has people getting a little paranoid. Sebastian Friedman’s series Segurísimos shows people behind bars.
There is a comic element to the photos. I get the sense that the subjects themselves recognize the slight ridiculousness of their self-imposed imprisonment. Also, for anyone familiar with security measures in more dangerous cities like São Paulo or Bogotá, these bars and gates will seem like a bit of a joke.
Friedman has more interesting work on his website, which is cute but annoying [amusing design, lotsa flash].