A favela is the term for a slum in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late 19th century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many former black slaves moved in.
Even before the first favela came into being, poor citizens were pushed away from the city and forced to live in the far suburbs. However, most modern favelas appeared in the 1970s due to rural exodus, when many people left rural areas of Brazil and moved to cities. Unable to find a place to live, many people ended up in a favela.
Rocinha is the largest hill favela in Rio de Janeiro. Although favelas are found in urban areas throughout Brazil, many of the more famous ones exist in Rio.
Cidade de Deus, Santa Teresa and Vidigal are some of the most renown favelas in Rio de Janeiro.
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arnie (1803) 2014-07-19 6:02
Great detail in the shot of the buildings of the Favela. Good POV. I can understand why they objected to the amount of money that was spent on presenting the World Cup when people have to live in hovels.
Hope you enjoyed your football.
Kielia (23847) 2014-07-19 6:27
a fascinating collection of buildings and I can imagine a very interesting place to visit. Your POV works very well and there are so many details visible. The composition is also excellent. My compliments!
marabu61 (8929) 2014-07-19 6:46
After all the glamourous picture of the World Cup we have seen over the past few weeks, you show us here the other side of medal. You captured the Favela superbly here and although it is a slum, compared to many other slums around the world, this one looks quite sophisticated and well kept.
have a great weekend
ikeharel (59615) 2014-07-19 6:57
Those Favelas could not be cloned out of Rio by photoshop - I am sure someone in Brasil would much like the idea. It is a part of the big city, source of many concern before the tournament, and a great burden on tourism industry.
Inspite all said, you taken a grand documentary photo from the poit taken, vivid colors and clear elements well managed. Excelent photo of the les seen part of town.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
mohammad_H (9548) 2014-07-19 7:09
The world in general, in countries, military capitalism, and racism, in its ruling,
Poverty and economic problems, and culture can be seen, and seen every day poor, poorer, and the rich in greater prosperity, and class differences, the humble slum houses, leads
And the big picture, giving us full details of this show, it's a matter of critical social documentary, and I congratulate you for this photo
pajaran (53354) 2014-07-19 9:29
Interesantan tekst o naselju sa opisom, lep pogled na kuce ...
Dobar snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano naselje i kuce, lepe boje.
Lepa arhitektura i panorama.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the neighborhood with a description, a nice view of the house ...
Good length and contrast nicely demonstrated village and house, beautiful colors.
Beautiful architecture and panorama.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
cornejo (33336) 2014-07-19 10:19
Hola Eleni, muy buena foto de la otra cara de la moneda de la prosperidad de Brazil, buen trabajo, felicitaciones amiga mia.
Buena tarde y feliz domingo.
Un cordial saludo.
adramad (39174) 2014-07-19 11:58
Una estupenda imagen, que podriamos llamar de reportaje, debe ser tremenda la vida de tanta gente, apiñados en esas pequeñas casas, de infima construccion, esta imagen choca, con las que has presentado de las grandes obras modernas en el pais, sobre todo ahora para el Mundial de Futbol.
Muy bien la luminosidad y la nitidez.
Bien visto y mejor realizado.
Que disfrutes de un buen fin de semana.
Silvio1953 (125725) 2014-07-19 13:04
Ciao Eleni, altra faccia del Brasile, diversa dalle spiagge di Capocabana e dai grandi alberghi, fai bene a mostrarcela, documentazione interessante, gran reportage, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
COSTANTINO (57307) 2014-07-19 13:08
Hello dear Eleni
your photos are a real treasure for us
like this one concerning favela the
term for a slum in Brazil most often
within urban areas
here you have captured the favela superbly
bukitgolfb301 (36742) 2014-07-19 13:39
Hi dear Eleni, how are you?
Great shot like small mozics together.
What a tasteful and also impressive color touch, so eye catching image at all! Nice croping too.
I like this impressive deep color touch so much, mastreful work as usual.
Best regards and have a good Sunday! Takero from Tokyo
ricardomattos (4727) 2014-07-19 18:36
This is a harsh reality that no government here knew to solve or was interested in fact to solve it. This image is impressive and you still managed to include that other architectural ensemble pink right. Very good your note.
A big hug and have a nice Sunday too
resat1972 (7486) 2014-07-20 0:52
merhaba Komşu Eleni
Brezilyadan harika bir görüntü
renkler ve kargaşa muthiş
dkmurphys (50416) 2014-07-20 2:00
A cruel reality of Brazil. It's hard to see people living in such hard conditions there and gets you wonder why such a wonderful and rich country is in fact..poor?
Have a fine afternoon.
jhm (141307) 2014-07-20 4:15
This is almost a puzzle for children with all the houses close against each other.
I think that I here not would can life!
You show us a wonderful sharp and clear picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation. Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
nikkitta (15334) 2014-07-21 15:37
Hola Eleni fili mou!
Me interesa y me gusta que tengas tiempo para esta interesante y real captura de las favelas
Buen trabajo con las coloridas casas e informativa nota sobre una realidad que es muco mas terrible en Buenos Aires
Un saludo con cariño
*Espero tus fotos de los argentinos
*Aca tienes el link a un video que hice de las favelas en Buenos Aires
kordinator (19438) 2015-01-31 1:18
Nice and interesting article about the favelas and the poor as well as slaves.
We are all today slaves as to separate us into a ghetto of rich and influential.
Still a nice life as this is your photo.
Beautiful and colorful and so trbamo and to treat it.
I like this pictures with beautiful colors and great shapes.
Great photo job.