Inside the Syndicate: The Photographer Who Spent 2 Years Living with Yakuza

Update on 12/16/21: This video has been removed by its creator.

Back in 2012, we shared a post about the life and work of Anton Kusters, a Belgian photographer who spent two years living among the members of a Japanese Yakuza family to document life in the criminal underworld.

The Economist just published this fascinating new 6-minute feature on Kusters, titled “Inside the Syndicate.” It’s a slideshow of the resulting work, with Kusters’ voice narrating the images and his story.