Vipoh: an ex-gang leader opens up

In Adam Patterson's & Sam Strickland's documentary, a south London gangbanger swaps his life for suburbia and domestic bliss

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When Belfast photographer and filmmaker Adam Patterson moved to London and began taking pictures of London gang members, he struck up a friendship with a gang leader called Vipoh (aka Jean-Claude Dagrou) who headed up a crew known as the Loughborough Soldiers. Patterson has been tracing Dagrou's transition from south London gangbanger to loving father and husband in a photographic series that has spanned the last five years. In Vipoh, Dagrou looks back on his old life and towards the future. 

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