Narko Stop | Evgeny Makarov (RUS/DE)
Narko Stop or NS is a radical-nationalist vigilante group. Proclaiming to be taking the fight against drug dealing in Russia into their own hands, this growing group of young men carry out brutal raids on their victims – alleged drug dealers. Doing their raids on busy streets, in bright daylight, the group is not afraid of onlookers or the Police Force because youth militia and vigilantism are met widely with approval by Russian society. And their victims rarely file charges due to fear of the police and the authorities. (Russia, 2014)
Narko Stop is part of the exhibition Life Exposed that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the The Photojournalist Education at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX).
The Danish Photojournalist Education is respected internationally as one of the leading schools within its field. For the exhibition the two faculty teachers, Mads Greve and Søren Pagter, have selected ten photographic projects and video productions which have been made at the school within the past three years. The ten stories show the variation in style and topics the students work within – from the revealing reportage to the personal story. The ten stories engage in our contemporary time and connect with the people and places the stories describe, and they tell and convey the reality we do not notice even though it is right next to us.
The exhibition is designed by curator Jens Erdman Rasmussen.