vic goes bigtime in the pokey

One of my oldest friends, Vic Blue, has been slowly but surely making a name for himself as a photojournalist of enormous talent. He’s living and working in Stockton these days: Vic is a staff photographer at the Stockton Record here in California, but he’s traveled and photographed all over the US and Central America.

Ted Koppel’s producers came across Vic’s phenomenal photos of Maras and prisoners in Central America, and contracted him to accompany Big Ted to Solano Prison and do a project there, as part of Koppel’s Discovery Channel show.


While these images are Vic’s bigger-stage debut in some ways, they’re also only the most recent in a body of raw, compassionate, political work I’ve been proud to witness grow and deepen over the dozen-odd years I’ve known him. Who knew when we were just kids, messing around working in a one-hour photo lab together, that he’d be doing this amazing work now?

If you want to know more about his work, as well as his favorite burrito joint in SF, here’s a great interview with Vic here on the Fecal Face website, too. Holla.

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