Photographer's Note

This was my third attempt to visit a favela in Rio during my visit. We had to cancel the other two due to escalated violence. It was the same problem here, after only one hour in Complexo do Alemao we were advised to leave the area due unrest and shootings.

This girl was playing with her friends when i saw her running up a hillside were i was standing.

Complexo do Alemao is a group of fevelas in the North zone of Rio and has population of about 65000 people.
Violent? Yes! Brazilian goverment have regular crackdowns in the favelas on drug traffickers and criminals. Fewer murders, gunfights and robberies yes, but critics said that the goverment only focus on areas surrounding the Olympic sites.(Brazil will stage
FIFA World cup and the 2016 Olympic games

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