Crack Ban

Some drug bosses say they have stopped selling crack because it destabilizes their communities, making it harder to control areas long abandoned by the government….. more after the jump ….

a man smokes crack in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro

a masked and armed trafficker poses for a photo at a drug selling point that no longer sells crack in the Mandela slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

a trafficker test fires a riffle in the Mandela slum

a youth smokes crack in a shack in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

traffickers and users gather at a drug selling point in the Antares slum

Crack users gather under a bridge in the Antares slum

Natalia Gonzales, a 15-year-old crack user, poses for a portrait in an area known as “Crackland” in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

read more about it here: Washington Post

8 Responses to “Crack Ban”

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  2. Z8100 says:

    I cried when I saw Natalia Gonzales’s shoot. Good job.

  3. Emanuele says:

    Natalia: I met this girl 6 years ago when i was in Rio with an Italian NGO. One night we took her to the hospital because a man had beated her and had left her almost dead at the edges of a street in a “Rodoviaria” in Rio. I never knew her name until today.

  4. Ale Ruaro says:

    Parabéns cara, teu trampo tá muito Foda.
    Melhor trampo Brasileiro concorrendo no Leica Oskar Barnack award.

  5. Suas fotos são de uma sensibilidade e de uma verdade incrível. Cheguei aqui por acaso e fiquei admirada! Parabéns!

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  8. ronaldo donegal says:

    Suas fotos são show.. mostra a dura realidade do jeito que é !!
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