Complexo da Maré

Dangerous Days in Rio’s Slums

Fabio Teixeira

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ongoing Project

Residents of Complexo da Maré, one of the largest slums of Rio de Janeiro, mostly get on with their lives despite the ever-present possibility of violence when caught between gangs of drug traffickers and security forces. Finding brightness where they can, children in the slum use the daily struggle to access water for bathing is used as an opportunity for play.