Tamo Junto Rio hip-hop photos in Vice

One of the key projects that I was working on this year in Rio was about the growing hip hop ‘roda de rima’ scene in the city, mainly in the peripheria of the city. Most nights of the week, young up and coming artists meet at self organized events, rhyming about the various issues that affect their lives, including Police violence, inequality, education, transportation, gangs and violence. Primarily a film project, to run soon, I have also been shooting a photo story on the subject, and this week in collaboration with John Surico and Angela Almeida, some of the photos from the piece and a great text were published in Vice.

Read the article here: http://www.vice.com/read/rio-brazil-rap-police-violence-roda-de-rima-protest-brutality

and here are a few of the shots that didn’t make the article but which are some of my personal favourites

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Google Local Guides Rio video

The Google local guides Rio guide video is now live! This was a great project to work on, another collaboration with Daniel Oxenhandler- showing some of the lesser know sites in Rio, and pleased to give this fantastic city, which has a special place in my heart, some more good press, as I think recently is has been lacking, don’t believe the hype! Millions of people live here everyday without getting Zika, getting shot, mugged or poisoned by the water.

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Favela Brass Olympic marathon video

The video I made with Daniel Oxenhandler / Network Affect, is now live on AJ+, it’s about a music school in a favela who have been doing their own Olympic marathon…

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Meanwhile, also happening in Rio de Janeiro

With the Olympics now in full swing, most of the city is either concentrating on having a good time, watching the sport, or trying to get on with their daily lives in the midst of it all.. Meanwhile, wedged in between the lively and popular ‘Austria House’ and Rio Sul shopping centre, the OcupaMinc collective have created a new space, a follow on from the Ministry of Culture, which was occupied for 70 days in protest of the cutting of this cultural institution, and making the statement Fora Temer – for interim President Michel Temer to step down, in the light of the impeachment of Dilma Roussef.

The new space is the Canecao – a famous music venue that hosted hundreds of national and international artists for their shows in Rio, a beloved place to many, it has been left empty for years, and now the aim is to breathe new life into the space, and use it as a place for independent cultural activities, discussion, protest. I’m currently working with John Surico and Angela Almeida on an article about the movement and the new wave of young activists in a politically instable Brazil, in addition to a collaborative film (more about that soon) Watch this space… Here a few shots from the opening night on Thursday:

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night.

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Chico Buraque at The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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BNegao playing at The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years.

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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The new Ocupa Minc – the Canecao, is a famous concert venue that has been empty for years, opening night 4th August.

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Olympic Protests

A shot from the Olympic protests on Friday, Vice didn’t run it, but I think it’s one of the most powerful – a group of young, masked protesters burn a Brazilian flag.

Anti Olympic protests in Rio de Janeiro on the opening day of the games Phil Clarke Hill

Anti Olympic protests in Rio de Janeiro on the opening day of the games

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in Rocinha, life goes on

Rocinha, largest favela in South America, place of extremes, but also the day to day life of hundreds of thousands, getting on with their lives like anyone else. Seen here one of the key water systems of the community, poor quality, tiny outdated pipes run hundreds of liters a day to nearby houses.

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