WePresent | People freak out over something they can’t control

WePresent | People freak out over something they can’t control

When Dutch-Colombian artist Raquel van Haver was in Lagos in 2017, she came across the Area Boys, a group of petty criminals who run the streets. She was desperate to document them. Their reputation preceded them and Raquel’s fixer told her to stay well away. “They are criminals. They will kill you,” he said.

Raquel’s perseverance, though, wore down her fixer’s patience, and a few hours later she was sat among their camp.

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