Brazilian Artist Creates Drawings That Perfectly Visualize People’s Emotions

Some people believe that in order to make an incredible drawing or painting that will catch everyone’s eye, you need to have special materials and all kinds of different painting tools. Well, the good news is that in practice, this is actually not true. And one artist is here to prove that! Continue reading »

Haunting Photographs Of The Hell Of Serra Pelada Mines In The 1980s


Sebastião Salgado

Serra Pelada was a large gold mine in Brazil 430 kilometres (270 mi) south of the mouth of the Amazon River. The mine was made infamous by the still images taken by Alfredo Jaar and later by Sebastião Salgado and the first section of Godfrey Reggio’s 1988 documentary Powaqqatsi, showing an anthill of workers moving vast amounts of ore by hand. Because of the chaotic nature of the operation estimating the number of miners was difficult, but at least 100,000 people were thought to be present, making it one of the largest mines in the world. Continue reading »

This Tattoo Artist Can’t Draw And That’s Precisely Why Her Clients Choose Her

When you decide to get a tattoo, choosing the right artist is nearly as important as picking the design and spot. I mean, if someone is to ink you they better have the experience and skill required to produce something nothing short of amazing, right? After all, this is going to be on your body forever. Well, experience, yes, but skill? Not necessarily. Helen Fernandes isn’t good at drawing but people are still lining up to get her tattoos. And they’re so bad, they’re good. Continue reading »

Albino Twins From Brazil Are Challenging The Fashion Industry With Their Unique Beauty


Vinicius Terranov

Lara and Mara Bawar are not your average supermodels, but their striking appearance is sending shockwaves through the fashion industry. The 11-year-old twins from São Paulo, Brazil, have albinism, a condition that causes a lack of skin and hair pigment, and they embrace it to the fullest. Continue reading »

Brazil Through The Lens Of David Alan Harvey

David Alan Harvey’s shots of Rio and Bahia, taken over the course of a decade, look beyond the cliches of bikini babes, crime-ridden favelas and Christ the Redeemer.

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Photo by David Alan Harvey / Magnum Photos / The Guardian

Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema beach. David Alan Harvey, founder of Burn magazine and a member of Magnum, has spent 10 years photographing the wild vitality and natural beauty of Bahia and Rio. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of The 2015 New Year’s Eve Celebrations On Copacabana Beach In Brazil

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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, January 1, 2016. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel/AP Photo)
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Very Creative Artist From Brazil Bullies Banksy With These Humorous Parodies

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Multi-talented Brazilian art director Butcher Billy strikes again with these humorous parodies of Banksy’s most iconic artworks. Continue reading »

Brazil Graffiti Biennial

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Visitors pose for a picture in front of graffiti art created by Brazilian artist Vermelho during the 3rd annual Graffiti Fine Art Biennial International exhibit, at the Pavilion of Brazilian Cultures, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The month-long event features the work of more than 60 street artists, representing 11 countries. (Photo by Andre Penner/AP Photo)

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Portraits From Brazil Crackland

From teenage mothers and fathers to truck drivers and homeless addicts, Brazil’s 24 hour drugs market Crackland has become home to people from all walks of life.

Located in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, crack cocaine users visit the open-air bazaars to buy rocks of the drug and smoke it in plain sight, day or night. As the country’s drugs crisis reaches epidemic levels, its markets pull in anyone looking to get high. Some of whom once held jobs, had loving families and harbored dreams of a better existence – all lost to their addictions.

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In this March 17, 2015 photo, Eduardo Santos de Souza, 46, poses for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market, known as a “cracolandia” or crackland, where users can buy crack, and smoke it in plain sight, day or night, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Souza, a father of 8 children, with 4 different women, says he has cut down on his drug use and has a life outside crackland. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)
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Brazil: A Dirty Scum On Polluted Water

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Vultures gather to eat the carcass of a dog (not pictured) at Bica beach, on the banks of the Guanabara Bay, with the Sugar Loaf mountain in background, 500 days ahead the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro March 24, 2015. As part of its Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up 80 percent of the bay for the games. But local government officials have already admitted that a cleanup by 2016 is not achievable. Despite millions of dollars of investment over the years, the bay still stinks of sewage. Sailors who visited the city for test events complained of a floating sofa and a dead dog in the water. (Photo by Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)
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Carnival in Brazil 2015, Part 3

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A performer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades on a float during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)
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Carnival in Brazil 2015, Part 2

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A reveller from the Mangueira samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, February 15, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)
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Carnival in Brazil 2015, Part 1

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A reveller from the Alegria da Zona Sul samba school takes part in the Group A category of the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, February 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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“Bloco da Lama” – A Traditional Mud Carnival Party in Brazil

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A woman, covered in mud, dances during the traditional “Bloco da Lama” or “Mud Block” carnival party, in Paraty, Brazil, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Revelers in the seaside colonial town threw themselves into deposits of black, mineral-rich slime, emerging covered head-to-toe in the sludge. Bikinis and trunks disappeared beneath the mud, which highlights both gym-pumped pectorals and beer-fed guts. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)
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Carnival Expectation in Brazil

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Revelers dance during the “Ceu na Terra”, or Heaven on earth, carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Rio’s over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents. Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are beginning to take to the streets in open-air “blocos” parties. (Photo by Felipe Dana/AP Photo)
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