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What’s life in Rio really like? See for yourself

Rio is my fifth Olympic games and I am covering everything but the sports so it’s really giving me a different perspective on the Olympics. I’m seeing it from outside the comforts of the Olympic world and instead from the peoples’ view, which is really great. This was the very first picture I shot when […]

The story behind this Opening Ceremony image, shot from Rio’s favelas

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held at Rio’s legendary Maracana Stadium, built for the 1950 World Cup. One of Rio’s oldest ‘favelas,’ or informal communities, Mangueira stands on a hillside above the stadium. In Rio the striking gaps between rich and poor are often clearly visible, with ‘favela’ communities located alongside wealthier […]

In Brazil, feeling love: A photographer’s journey from NYC to Rio

Photojournalist Mario Tama on his journey to Brazil and the joy and spirit captured through his camera