“Trap” is a style of hip hop originating from the Southern United States, and in particular, attributed to the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The term “trap house” also refers to the location drug deals are made in. And of course, “trap” also means a “snare”. These definitions and more collide when documentary photographer Vincent Desailly sets out to capture the world of trap in Atlanta. His photography is an intimate dive into the life and senses brought forth by the music. Desailly‘s haunting portraiture puts forward musicians, dealers and residents of the city in an enchantingly beautiful and elegant narrative navigating the world of trap.
VINCENT DESAILLY (*1989, near Paris) is a documentary, portrait, and fashion photographer. His photographs are produced for well-known magazines like M le Magazine du Monde, WSJ Magazine, Telegraph Magazine, Vogue or Vanity Fair.
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