Sebastian Friedman – Segurismos

September 26, 2010

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.

© Sebastian Friedman

© Sebastian Friedman

© Sebastian Friedman

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].

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