The shadowy beginnings of cocaine

August 29, 2008

You Witness cocaine

Photographing the production of illicit drugs can be a tricky subject. Niccolo’ Celesti has obscured the identity of this youth involved in the production of cocaine in the Colombian region of Putumayo. Niccolo’ writes to tell us that the youth risks death if he is identified as not only is he involved in cocaine production but he is also a guerrilla informer.

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Forget about the cocaine making for a second and lets find out why he would provide such information as being an informant…

Doesn’t seem to be the best thing to do.


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