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August 8, 2008
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Reflecting Social Difference by oO-Rein-Oo Reflecting Social Difference by oO-Rein-Oo
The social differences of Brazil being reflected and shown in a single photo.

This one illustrates a huge problem of my country: there are many slums in our cities, and they happen everywhere.

These unusual urban occupation of the urban space are often near the noble neighborhoods, and people are really poor. Here in Brazil we have to live with enormous economic differences between people almost always. There are people in the streets asking for money, lots of homeless people and criminality. It's interesting to think that the only difference between them is only the side they were born, although they have completely different lifes... Interesting thing to think about. We have to get used to have our cars "taken care" by people in streets (anywhere you park your car there is always a person asking for money to look at your car to see if someone would steal it, when it's more probable that the "street security guards" themselves do that), to see slums and people living with awful conditions, to see poorness every corner...

It's also interesting to see the picture in a different perspective. Try to hide with your hand one of the sides of the picture then the other, and see that there's almost two worlds colliding there, side by side, even the clouds are separated if you notice. I doubt that one could tell they are that close if they weren't at the same photo.

I present to you people, the third world.
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Given 2008-10-03
Reflecting Social Difference by *oO-Rein-Oo
( Suggested by undyingangel and Featured by SheTakesPics )
los-ilusos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
esta foto es excelente
DN9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Brazil is a TRASH COUTRY
PutinPot Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man i just love the Urban Cities... i wish there's a post-urban Cities existed somewhere on earth..
Deci1212 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
my first impression is what the... is that real? And when I read your description, i was like is :(. Very well done and superb story telling photo
Kuritsutei Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was actually watching Rio, and when the scene drifted from the city to the neighborhood areas, I didn't think the transition was really that fast, but I guess it is.
blauherz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
wow, this is amazing!
suohii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Aaah! BH! Minha cidade!! Deixe me adivinhar... Barragem Santa Lúcia? Se for, eu realmente nunca imaginei que algum dia alguém iria tirar uma foto desta tão bela! Hahaha de qualquer maneira, suas fotos são maravilhosas! :)
M0nday19 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect and weel taken :D
Saddust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Superb. And what a contrast, between the two towns !
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Photographer
Nice!! :dance: :D
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