Story about my photo report "Inside favelas of Arpoador in Rio de Janeiro"
Photo report on the inhabitants of the favelas Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho in Brazil, located on two adjoining hills in the south of Rio de Janeiro near at hand Arpoador (Copacabana and Ipanema beach). This community of more than eleven thousand people (about 5 000 for Cantagalo and 6 000 for Pavão-Pavãozinho) lives both in the middle of one of the most touristic places in the world, but on the fringe of the rich residential neighborhoods around. Both worlds do not really mix each other, except on the beach where social classes are mixed. Most of pics were taken in april 2014, the 22 there was big riots : all the community was revolted after the death of the dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira was shoot down by mistake during shooting battle with UPP policemen (Police Pacification Unit).