Do You Know the ‘Flávio’ Story? Why These Photographs from Brazilian Favelas in 1961 Resonate Today

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Do You Know the ‘Flávio’ Story? Why These Photographs from Brazilian Favelas in 1961 Resonate Today

The photos tell a common story we’ve come to expect from media representations of abject poverty. There are the precarious piles of ramshackle dwellings spilling down a steep hillside, where emaciated kids in torn and dirty rags wear pained expressions, mouths agape. Over there, dirty barefoot toddlers run around outside half-naked, no diapers, playing on a cliff of mud and trash outside the front door of the family shack. Inside, too many siblings lay […]

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