Behind Rio de Janeiro's beautiful beaches and the beautiful people who adorn them reside the Brazilian people who live on the other side of the socio-economic mountain.
This extraordinary and breakthrough document, 'Inside the Favelas', explores for the first time in print, through words and photographs to which only this author has had access, the reasons why and how the divide between the jet-set and the misbegotten is so great.
From the first favela (shanty-town), whose origins lie in the late nineteenth century, right through the tumultuous years of Brazil's military dictatorship to the present government - who are offering the population the first real chance at change that they have ever had.
So if you're strong enough to open this book, climb the stairs, and leave the iconic imagery 'The Girl from Ipanema' behind, here is a landmark opportunity to see for yourself what life is like when you're inside the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages, 268 Colour
- Publisher: Glitterati Inc
- Publication Date: 16/10/2012
- Category: Photographs: collections
- ISBN: 9780982379943