border fence, playas de Tijuana, MXEros Hoagland
border fence, playas de Tijuana, MXEros Hoagland
Ciudad Juarez: militarized zone
juarez municipal police and mexican soldiers arrests men and women on the streets of juarez Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, has seen some of the worst organized crime violence in the country's history during the last sixteen months. In 2008, more than 2000 people were murdered in drug cartel related violence in the the Mexican state of Chihuahua, the majority of those killings taking place in Ciudad Juarez. Mexican president Philipe Calderon has sent upwards of 10,000 federal troops into the area to crack down on drug related crimes. The murder rate has dropped off substantially in March, 2009, but many local residents fear that when the army and federal police eventually leave, the drug gangs will get back to their brutal war over the prized border territory of Juarez/El Paso which has become a key route for the shipment of cocaine, marijuana and meth amphetamine.
US border agents discovered a large shipment of marijuana near el pasoeros hoagland
columbus, new mexico. scene of pancho via raid
columbus, new mexico. scene of pancho via raid
Drug Wars Mexico 2010
Mexican Children attend a workshop at" Casa Amiga" a womens shelter in Juarez Mexico. The painting behind the children represents the long history of femicide in Juarez.
Baja Mexico, coastal road trip
The sights along scenic highway 1 near Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.Baja California, Mexico is slowly recovering from a substantial loss in foreign tourism largely due to the extreme violence brought to the region by organized crime groups that erupted to a head in 2008-2010.
Alaska Youth Culture
Local performers on stage singing and dancing during show night at "Mad Myrna's." Mad Myrna's is a gay and lesbian club in Anchorage, Alaska. While most of the clubs patrons are gay/lesbian, it is also a popular destination for straight visitors to revel in the energy of the eccentric club.A thriving youth scene in Anchorage, Alaska often goes against the grain of this traditionally conservative state. Night life is popular here, with live bands performing on any given night at a variety of venues including large bars attracting University students, gay clubs, folk venues, and underground hip hop venues.
Hana coast, Hawaii
The falls of Waimoku, part of Haleakala national park.
Guatemala Indigenous
An Indigenous Guatemalan boy plays along the banks of Lake Atitlan on the day of national elections. The Atitlan area is predominantly populated by indigenous Guatemalans and was an area of extreme violence during Guatemala's 36 year civil war that ended in 1996.
British Army Sangin
British soldiers (2 Rifles Battle Group) on a helicopter inserted patrol in an area of Sangin, Afghanistan where the Battle Group has not previously been. They set out to show the Taliban that British forces can operate in unsuspected locations of their choosing.The district of Sangin, in Helmand province, Afghanistan has presented a varied and constantly shifting fight for British forces over the last three years. There have been more British casualties in Sangin then anywhere in Afghanistan. For the soldiers of forward operating base Jackson, the latest, and deadliest threat posed by Taiban fighters is the improvised explosive devise, or ied. The Taliban have become particularly adept at the strategic placement, and potency of home made bombs.
Al Fadl, Baghdad
The Baghdad neighborhood of Al Fadl. Al Fadl is an area of Baghdad controlled by what had been fierce anti-American Sunni insurgents. Those same fighters are now loosely allied with the Americans but have been fighting against the Shiite Mehdi Army who claim territory bordering the Fadl neighborhood. Buildings everywhere in this area are pocked marked with bullet holes from the gunfights waged by a myriad of armed factions, including the US Army. Posters of Saddam Hussein can still be seen plastered to the buildings of Fadl. photo by Eros Hoagland/REDUX March, 2008
Iraqi Shiite women watch the festivities at an Ashura celebration in Baghdad. Feb 2008 photo by Eros Hoagland
Marines in sandstorm, Anbar province
US Marines (2nd Battalion, seventh Marines) kept guard while questioning Iraqi men suspected of collaboration with an Al Queda cell working near Zaidon, Anbar province, Iraq. A sand storm was fast sweeping through the region. The area known as Zaidon is one of the few places in eastern Anbar province where coalition forces are presently engaged in combat with Al Queda since alliances, however shaky, have been made with many Sunni Tribes to drive extremist insurgents out of Anbar. April 17, 2007Photo by Eros Hoagland-REDUX
US soldiers patrol the Beyji oil refinery, Salahuddin province, Iraq. The US Army has maintained a strong presence in and around the city of Bayji, where Iraq's largest oil refinery produces a variety of fuel for domestic consumption and international sales. The area is also a hotbed of anti American Sunni insurgent groups. photo by Eros Hoagland Feb 2008
Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina walks the campus of Stanford University, her Alma Motter. Fiorina was the first woman CEO of a fortune 20 company (Hewlett-Packard.)
Wasilla Hocky Moms
The popularization of the "Hockey Mom" was brought to the world's attention by Vice presidential candidate of the United States of America Sarah Palin, herself a hockey mom, from Wasilla Alaska.
Flood waters covered railway and street signs near New Orlean's Industrial Canal during the storms of Hurricane Gustav. September 1, 2008 photo by Eros Hoagland for the Wall Street Journal
Destruction by Hurricane Rita in Creole, Louisiana. Tuesday, September 27, 2005 photo by Eros Hoagland/Redux
Golden Gate Bridge suicide
Maryse Balmain (age 18, blonde hair) and Jessica Tai (age 18, dark hair) overlook the Goden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands. Their close friend, Casey Brooks, committed suicide by jumping off the bridge in January of 2008. The Golden Gate Bridge is the world's leading suicide destination. Since it's completion in 1937, an estimated 2000 people have jumped to their death from the Golden Gate Bridge that joins San Francisco and Marin county in California.. There have been over 1300 confirmed deaths. It is impossible to know the true number of suicide jumpers as many people may have jumped unseen and there can be very strong currents below the bridge that rush out into open ocean from the San Francisco Bay often making body recovery an impossibility. The city of San Francisco has long debated the building of a "suicide barrier" on the bridge, a very contentious issue among San Franciscians. Opponents to a barrier complain that a high fence or net would detract from the aesthetic beauty of San Francisco's most famous landmark, while merely forcing a person intent on suicide to choose another method. Proponents of a suicide barrier argue that the bridge presents a unique, possibly romantic method of suicide that is easily accessible and often executed on impulsive feelings of desperation, especially among young people. Golden Gate Bridge directors voted decisively on October 10, 2008 to try to stop people from jumping to their deaths from the landmark bridge by hanging nets along the sides of the span.
Salvador's Gangs
RESTRICTIONS: NO SALES IN EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS or any LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY A gang member from La Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 in Cuidad Barrios penitentiary, El Salvador. Of the 900 inmates in this facility, and estimated 70% were arrested during El Salvador's "war on gangs" (Mano Dura.) photo by Eros Hoagland April, 2005
A special operations task force of the Tijuana municipal police conducts a night raid in south eastern Tijuana, an area of the city notorious for drug trafficking and organized crime.eros hoagland
Mexico Drug Violence
A police investigator walks into a homicide scene in Tijuana, Mexico.Murder, intimidation and kidnapping by drug cartels has risen to a level never before seen in Mexico in the last few years as rival mafias battle over illegal narcotics supply routes into the USA and political influence. More than 4,000 people have been murdered in drug related killings so far in 2008. Mexican president Felipe Calderon has ordered thousands of federal Police and military throughout the country to combat the growing power of drug cartels. But the cartels' infiltration of the police, judiciary, and political parties has severely compromised the government's ability to combat organized crime.
Drug Wars Mexico 2010
A Mexican street gang member in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tijuana.