In May 2016, Thomas Cristofoletti had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica on assignment for USAID to tell the story of Ruben, a former notorious gangster from the infamous Canterbury neighbourhood of Montego Bay.

Today Ruben works as a violence interrupter – preventing shootings and homicides in his community through a program supported by the Government of Jamaica. “Kids look up to me,” he says. “Because first I was part of the problem, now I’m the solution.”

  • Year: 2016
  • Client: USAID
  • Photos: Thomas Cristofoletti
  • Video: Thomas Cristofoletti
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