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Lost in Muses with Leroy Mofo

Leader of Mara 18 street gang, Marlon Martinez, gestures while inside a maximum security cell within the Torre de Tribunales courthouse in Guatemala City on March 30, 2011. The gang members were sentenced to 47 years in prison for the murder of Jorge Winter, a teacher at the Etapa II correctional facility, during a riot. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)

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"Maras Guy #1" (2009), by Noor+. "Mickaël has long been fascinated by Maras*; I decided to turn him into one of them ! My muse Bénédicte was my artistic director for this shooting! She chose a poem about love and death by Louise Labé and spent a few hours drawing carefully each word on his face! XVIth century poem meets Salvadorian toughest gang!". *Maras or marabuntas: gangs originating from Central American countries.

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Tatoo on face by Akhilesh Bharos, via Flickr