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.
© Daniel Martins | Agência Olhares
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
Brazil elections seen from the favelas of Santa Marta and Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, by photographers from the favelas.
Photos © Daniel Martins & Ivanildo Carmo dos Santos.
When heavy rains fell over Rio de Janeiro on Monday 5th April, nobody could have predicted that they would leave behind such devastation. As if the inundation that spread across the city was not enough, the storms caused land slides in several favelas not only in Rio, but also in nearby cities as Niteroi, and more than 250 people died as a consequence.