Brazil’s Christ The Redeemer Statue Lit With Flags Of Countries Affected By Coronavirus

Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Statue Lit With Flags Of Countries Affected By Coronavirus
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Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up with flags and messages of hope on Wednesday in solidarity with countries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The statue, which overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro, was lit up with the flags of countries that have reported cases of the virus. Continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Creates Drawings That Perfectly Visualize People’s Emotions

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

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

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

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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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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Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Meeting in Brazil

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A visitor looks down from a terrace at a Volkswagen Beetle owners’ meeting in Sao Bernardo do Campo January 25, 2015. Around 1000 Volkswagen Beetle cars took part in this event as part of celebrations marking Brazil’s annual National Volkswagen Beetle day, which falls on January 20. (Photo by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)
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Tattoo Week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A woman smiles as she gets a new tattoo during Rio Tattoo Week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, January 16, 2015. Tattoo artists from Brazil and around the world gathered for the annual three day convention. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)
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Brazil’s Drought from Above

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An aerial view of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira reservoir, during a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state November 18, 2014. Brazil’s worst drought in 80 years has left the Cantareira system, that provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record, with daily rationing becoming common in the region’s smaller cities, according to the state authorities and the two main reservoirs serving metropolitan Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, could dry out by February if relief does not arrive in the upcoming rainy season. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)
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Life with the Yawalapiti Tribe in Brazil

“Deep in the Brazilian heartland, where the upper reaches of the Amazon Basin dissolve into the central plateau, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the village of joy. The mood was one of celebration. The Yawalapiti, one of the 14 tribes living inside the Xingu National Park, were preparing a new “quarup”, a ritual held over several days to honor in death a person of great importance to them. In its original form, the quarup was a funeral ritual intended to bring the dead back to life. Today, it is a celebration of life, death and rebirth”. – Ueslei Marcelino via Reuters

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A bird perches on a tree in front of the full moon in the Yawalapiti village in Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, May 5, 2012. The Yawalapiti, one of the 14 tribes living in the Xingu Park, are preparing to hold in August a new quarup to honor one of their late caciques as well as Darcy Ribeiro, a late Brazilian author, anthropologist and politician. (Photo by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)
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On the Sidelines of the Brazil World Cup

As national soccer teams and the photographers who have been covering them start to trickle home from the Brazil World Cup, it’s time to revisit the “On the Sidelines” project. This Reuters Pictures project was billed as a chance for photographers to share “their own quirky and creative view of the World Cup”.

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The media bus driver is reflected in a mirror during the trip away from the Pernambuco arena in the rain in Recife June 28, 2014. In a project called “On The Sidelines” Reuters photographers share pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)
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Painted Fans of the Brazil World Cup 2014

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A USA soccer fan waits for their team’s game against Portugal at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Brazil Soccer Calendar by Tim Tadder

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A 2014 Soccer Calendar, inspired by the World Cup, and commissioned by a beer company (we can’t provide client info) featuring women doing the 12 most famous moves in soccer. Tim Tadder traveled around Brazil shooting the backgrounds and collaborated with the talented Mike Campau to blend the scenes together to create a truely unique set of images.
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Brazil Soccer Fan Tattoos

Tattoos are widely popular in Brazil, where the beach culture and tropical climate make it an ideal place to show off body art. Everybody under age 30 seems to have something etched into their bodies. Now with the World Cup just days away, soccer tattoos are everywhere.

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In this May 17, 2014 photo, soccer fan Carlos Eduardo poses for a photo showing his Botafogo’s tattoos in Petropolis, Brazil. The Lone Star (Estrela Solitária) is currently present in Botafogo’s flag and crest. The Lone Star is one of the most important symbols of Botafogo’s football team. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Brazil ready for World Cup

It’s the tale of two World Cups. One will be played on the field. The other will be in the streets of a moody nation not yet convinced that hosting the event was worth the price paid. Even so, many across Brazil — and around the world —can’t wait for the games to begin.

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In this Monday, June 2, 2014, a youth runs with a soccer ball in a small court in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The practical obstacles in accessing the Maracana stadium, located less than half a kilometer away, to watch World Cup games haven’t dampened the boys’ passion for what Brazilians call the “beautiful game.” (AP Photo/Leo Correa) Continue reading »