There is a very thin line between life and death. This horse was stung by bees and died in agony overnight. None of the complex’s residents intervened. Horses here are mainly used for collecting recyclables like cardboard cartons, plastic, glass and tin. Nearby, on the ground floor of building no. 6, healthy horses from the surrounding middle-class neighborhoods are stabled. The stable provides some work for the residents.
My name is Peter Bauza (@peterbauza), I am a German photographer based mainly in South America. This week I'm taking over the World Press Photo Instagram feed and I'll be sharing some of my work with you. #Copacabana_Palace is a 14-month long-term project on Brazil's dark side.
Millions of people in Brazil live without secure housing. Government-backed social housing schemes, aimed at reducing an estimated shortage of 5.24 million homes in #Brazil, have had limited impact. Some 300 families live in a neighborhood in Campo Grande, in the western zone of #RiodeJaneiro, squatting in derelict apartment blocks: the remnants of a failed middle-class housing development of 30 years ago. Residents call the quarter 'Jambalaya', after a TV show, or sometimes 'Copacabana Palace' after a luxury hotel. Like many #favelas and slums across the country, the quarter lacks basic infrastructure and living conditions are poor.
#brazil #riodejaneiro #southamerica #WPPh2017 #peterbauza #copacabana_palace