1990 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

François Paolini


01 January, 1989

Stealing four car wheels is the crime for which Valeri (17) has been sentenced to solitary confinement in a re-education camp. As 'glasnost' (the policy of openness) gains ground, reportages such as this one on juvenile delinquency give more insight into the Soviet penal system.

About the photographer

François Paolini

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