The high number of car crashes in Buenos Aires, which kill roughly 8,000 people per year, is due in no small part to the country’s laxed driving regulations. There are so many traffic violations that people, it seems, have become immune to the destructive force of a car crash. Diego Levy, 38, an Argentine photographer decided to shoot the car crashes as art in the hopes that his fellow citizens would take notice. “I don’t wish to change the world,” Levy told the New York Times. “It’s impossible. But I do intend to try to change certain way of conduct.”
Levy began his photo series in 2006. Everyday he would wake up in the morning to listen to news of recent crashes and jump in his car to capture the damage before it was hauled away. “My intention is neither sensationalist nor morbid: I simply want to use these images to portray the violence and intensity of the accidents caused by negligence, lack of education and the lack of respect for one’s own life and others,” he said of his photo series. Check out some of our favorites from his haunting series after the jump.