Photographers like Guillermo Arias and Bernandino Hernandez are getting violent, disturbing images that will rarely be used in American newspapers. They are covering the Mexico Drug War. Looking at pictures from war isn’t easy, nor should it be. Arias and Hernandez are putting us just a few feet from people who have been killed for territory, drugs or maybe for no reason at all, in our neighboring country.
These pictures are important and more people should see them. Photographs transcend language and borders. Pictures like these convey desperation, merciless violence and sorrow. Photographs can show the best in people, but they can also show us, and future generations, the atrocities that we’re capable of.
There are more graphic images from the Mexico Drug War that you can see by clicking here.