For over twenty years, Brian Gill has covered events in Northern Ireland, South East Asia, El Salvador and the United States. From 1984
to 1991 he covered the war on the ground in El Salvador and the events in the Catholic Ghettos of Northern Ireland. In 1994 he entered
Vietnam illegally to document children involved in the sex trade, while simultaneously documenting leprosy in that country.
Brian is an Irish National who emigrated to America when he was just seven
years old and holds duel citizenship. He believes his
education truly began when joined the United States Marines when he was seventeen years old and served from 1964 to 1967 with
two tours in Vietnam as an explosives engineer.
In the early 1980's Brian spent over two years, with an exclusive, photographing
the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan,
from the inside, in Connecticut.
Concurrently, he is documenting three seemingly diverse groups of people:
Squad 1, Truck 1, NYPD ESU (S.W.A.T., special weapons and
Longtime ranching families in West Marin, California
A Mexican gang in Los Angeles
Of these, the one to which he is presently most dedicated is the story
of the Mexican gang. Over the past few months, this gang has
allowed him to photograph them from the inside on a nightly basis.
©2010 Brian Gill. Not for reproduction unless otherwise specifed.