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Picture A Favela

ISBN: 9781906838508
Available: June 2012
Binding: HB
RRP: £14.99
Size: 170x240
Extent: 120
Colour: B/W illustrations w/colour photography
Artist: Andre Diniz
Translator: Jethro Soutar

“ A stark, yet life-affirming portrait of a Brazilian favela photographer ”

André Diniz tells the extraordinary story of Maurício Hora, who lives in one of the most dangerous slums (favelas) in Rio, Brazil. Despite overwhelming odds, Hora has made an international name for himself as a celebrated photographer. We are led from his challenging childhood living with his drug-dealer father up to the present day. 

Where it goes above and beyond a stylishly drawn life history, is when Diniz takes us beyond the Hora family, to the extended family dynamic of the streets of the favela

Richard Bruton - Forbidden Planet International