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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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Reflecting Social Difference by *oO-Rein-Oo
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WOOW GOOD JOOB! It's awesome! :)
WOOW GOOD JOOB! It's awesome! :)
It truly is a great photo. It's beautiful and thought provoking at the same time.
CONGRATS! Well deserved!
this is so nice
greate job
keep up the good work
It is an excellent photo. It really opened my eyes to how some cities are in other countries.
PhoenixPrime Aug 11, 2008  Student Writer
Beautiful, man. I love your work, ya know that? :w00t!:
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