Close Up: Photographer Felipe Dana

Felipe Dana discovered photography at age 15 when he started working as an assistant for event and commercial photographers. At the close of 2009, he decided to focus his career solely on photojournalism. Dana has focused his work on documenting the consequences of social changes in slums due to upcoming major sports events scheduled for 2014 and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, where he currently lives and works as a staff photographer for The Associated Press. His work has received a number of awards in international contests including the World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year Latam (POY), China International Photo Competition (CHIPP), the Atlanta Photojournalism Contest.

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Lead Image Caption: Pataxo Indians gather during the indigenous games in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Around 1,600 Indians from 48 tribes are celebrating Brazil’s indigenous cultures during the 12th edition of the Games of the Indigenous People, which runs until Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


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