In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Thai boxing is more likely than capoeira. Globalization and affinities: the martial art invented by Thai peasants and warriors echoes in the heart of Rio’s favelas youth. Not only as a way to distract or to defend themselves, but for some of them, the hope of one day becoming professional.
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A group of teenagers in the favela of Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro. From the “discoveries” on selulloid paper to the emotion of the first kisses..
Photos © Daniel Martins | Agência Olhares