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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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los-ilusos Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
esta foto es excelente
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DN9 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Brazil is a TRASH COUTRY
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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..
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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 ..it is :(. Very well done and superb story telling photo
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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.
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blauherz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
wow, this is amazing!
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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! :)
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M0nday19 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect and weel taken :D
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Saddust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Superb. And what a contrast, between the two towns !
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:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Excellent work
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!!
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:iconjcbarquet:
jcbarquet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Incredible shot. This exact same thing happens in Mexico City.
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!!
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KHDPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a friend who's an exchange student to Belo Horizonte (the city) right now. I'll be heading to Rio de Janeiro (the city) in a few weeks to be an exchange student, too. You captured Brasil's beauty and problems at the same time. A truly gorgeous photo. Muito, muito lindo.
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Photographer
Did you come!? Did you like Brazil!? Sorry for the late reply ;)
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KHDPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes :) I've been living happily here for 4 months today.
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Photographer
Nice!! :dance: :D
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:iconxlillywonka:
xLillyWonka Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is somehow the most amazing day I saw today! :XD: It's really strange how these two "world" lives side by side... I live in Europe so we don't have such extremes here I guess.. But it would be interesting to see that someday.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much! Yes I think you will not see it in Europe... Anyways, I'm glad you dig it.
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xLillyWonka Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! You're stuff is just really inspiring :love:
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lisamonalisa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
great idea and great shot! what city is that?
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Thanks!
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lisamonalisa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Really? My mom was born in Belo Horizonte :) That's the reason why I was interested in your profile! :)
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Nice nice nice!!
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:iconlisamonalisa:
lisamonalisa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Yes :) But she left Brazil when she was 2 and she has never been ther since then ;) But she really liked this picture, too!
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Nice!!
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:iconnerdnina:
nerdnina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this photo. It's extraordinary!
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much!
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Photo-11 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Utterly, fantastic. What a capture. :+fav:
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much!
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Photo-11 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
You're welcome Reiny boy. :aww:
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   Photographer
:lmao: :D
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saeryiee Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
omg you take pics that only exist in minds but YOU make it happen. beautiful!! :)
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much! Those are nice words :boogie:
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mayangninaputri Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
WOOW GOOD JOOB! It's awesome! :)
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much!
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mayangninaputri Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
WOOW GOOD JOOB! It's awesome! :)
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tanishavp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
like many countries in the east too :-(
great work - have you heard of 'Project Morrinho'? it portrayed the same sort of concept.
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much! No, I have not...
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lothlaer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
wow. this is so awesome!
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much!
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lothlaer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
no problem :)
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aymiu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student
:3 this deserved a DD
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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alexmlr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Barragem Santa Lucia - City of Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais - Brazil
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
That's it, that's the place!
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Satsumo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I can understand why this got a DD. There are similar contrasts all over the world. This is a picture of human greed. One side of the image lives in luxury and allows the other side to live in poverty.

I'm not suggesting they should give half their collective wealth away, the answer is never that simple. However, they could do something about it and they won't. That's how human beings work.

Whatever people think about the division it illustrates so effectively, it's a thought provoking image.
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad that you like the image but mostly, that it made you think.

That's sad, but that's reality and you are right. Human beings work like that.
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kaliannameyron Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Gorgeous picture, and congratulations on your DD. The dichotomy of rich and poor is rarely illustrated so perfectly.
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:iconoo-rein-oo:
oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Photographer
Thanks so much, I'm glad that you like the picture and that it made you think!
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