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A Photo Book of Favela da Rocinha

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2011, U.S. street photographer Gary Mark, Smith accompanied by photo journalist Sarah Stern, entered pre-pacified Rocinha; Rio’s most notorious favela, in order to capture scenes of everyday life within the community. The images were later combined to create Smith’s fifth street photography book, titled "Favela da Rocinha, Brazil".

Clearly proud and excited about his latest project, Smith reveals “We wanted to portray the streets of Rocinha 2011 in an accurate light, and by living with residents, sleeping on the rooftops and crammed into close quarters . . .

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