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THE FIRM

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    The underworld gathers by the graveside of Charlie Kray, older brother of the notorious Kray twins. On the left, Charlie's brother Reggie, serving a life sentence but let out of prison for the funeral, stands handcuffed to a female prison officer, Chingford, Essex.
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    Notorious London gangster Reggie Kray, serving a life sentence but let out of prison for one day for his older brother Charlie's funeral, Chingford, Essex.
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    Charlie Kray's traditional burial at Chingford cemetery in the Kray's family plot, Essex.
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    Joey Pyle, leading figure from London's underworld.
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    Charlie Kray's wake at The Horn of Plenty, Mile End, London.
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    'Dodgy' Dave Courtney, former gangster now 'celebrity' villain with four best-selling 'true crime' books to his name.
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    'Dodgy' Dave Courtney, ex-gangster now 'celebrity' villain with four bestselling 'true crime' books in his name, lectures the Oxford University Union.
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    Private party, Mayfair.
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    Dean 'Bulldog' Cuddy and 'Dodgy' Dave Courtney at The Atlantic Bar, Soho.
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    'Dodgy' Dave Courtney at Soho's Astral Club.
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    Private party, Mayfair.
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    Bruce Reynolds, mastermind of the legendary great train robbery, London.
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    Former 'Page Three' model and friend of the Firm, Maureen Flanagan at home in Holloway, North London.
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    Porn casting, South East London.
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    Fight night at The Kensington Palace Hotel, Kensington, London.
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    Bernie Lee, aka 'Mr Bullion', London.
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    Friends gather for John Pinto's funeral.
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    Mickey Goldtooth on 'venom' after a bareknuckle fight, North London.
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    'Tattoo' Phil shows Mickey Goldtooth and the boys his 'tats', Tenerife.
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    Mickey and Maria, Tenerife.
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    Mickey Goldtooth and Tony, Bobby's bar, Tenerife.
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    Seymour, Tenerife.
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    Mickey Goldtooth and Maria, Tenerife.
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    Mickey Goldtooth at home with Maria and her daughter Chanelle, Tenerife.
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    Bernie's boys. Bernie 'The Arm' Davies' gang from Cwmaman, South Wales.
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    Bernie 'The Arm' Davies' lieutenant, a 25-year-old Dai Boxer, South Wales.
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    Bernie 'The Arm' Davies plays with his dog, Zeb, Cwmaman, South Wales.
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    The family mourns at John Pinto's funeral, South East London.
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    Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw, England's bareknuckle champion, London.
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    Jack Adams, London.
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    The opening of the movie, Gangster Number One, Soho.
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    Charlie Breaker and 'Bulldog' in the Aquarium, London.
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    A Firm friend. A girl shows off her new breast at the book launch of 'Dodgy' Dave Courtney's book ''Stop the ride, I want to get off,' London.
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    Gangster Reggie Kray's funeral, St Matthew's church, Bethnal Green, London.
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    Big Barry's limo leaves Reggie Kray's funeral, Chingford , Essex.
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    Security hired by the family to keep an eye on proceedings as the coffin leaves St Matthew's Church to the strains of 'My Way', Bethnal Green, London.
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    Great Train robber Bruce Reynolds by the graveside of just interred gangster Reggie Kray, Chingford, Essex.
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    Dave's Diamond Duster.
The Firm

The Firm is a searing photographic document of the British organized crime world, which received instant recognition. Over a four-year period Bain Hogg documented different aspects of the underworld, from exile in Tenerife to the broad spectrum of activity in the United Kingdom. Since Brighton Rock in the 1940s, photographers and film directors have been trying to capture the personalities and characteristics of the British urban gangster on film. These are not the faces of criminals who hide behind the facade of respectability or the corruption of political influence. They are, in fact, the real thing, men who hold their head up when challenged, and who seek no false redemption in the face of public vilification. Bain Hogg has captured for the first time in The Firm the weft and warp of these faces to whom violence is common currency and to whom loyalty is above all.

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