This photo, entitled "Alvorada", was taken in Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is from Emily LeBaron, Department of Geography, who writes:
My research focuses on the relationship between the Pacification campaign and the growth of favela tourism in Complexo do Alemão, a large cluster of favelas in Rio de Janeiro.
This photo depicts the colour and energy that this neighbourhood exudes, even on a grey day. The juxtaposition of these simple buildings and wires with the shiny new cable car is typical of this neighbourhood in transition — targeted by Pacification, and the recipient of a massive new gondola transit system.
I was lucky enough to be there to witness a small window of this transformation and this photo shares part of that.
Here are some of the photos we've received so far!