" 命 預 け ま す Inochi Azukemasu" by Chloe Jafe
This is a project about women in the Japanese mafia that I began 4 years ago. I wanted to gain access into the Yakuza organisation to understand the role of women in this little-known organisation and I tried different ways to gain access to this underworld, from participating in the nightlife of the red light district to hostess bars. I even became a hostess myself for a short period of time as a way of better understanding their way of thinking, and to respect their identity. After many months of trying to infiltrate the Yakuza, I had a fortuitous meeting and was authorised by a boss to photograph the organisation’s daily life. This project is about my personal journey through this underworld.