Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo

A teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum exits a police car, taking the hand of an officer who patrols her neighborhood as she arrives to Copacabana for a group debutante ball organized by her slum’s Pacifying Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Fifteen-year-olds from Santa Marta made theirContinue reading “Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo”

A teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum exits a police car, taking the hand of an officer who patrols her neighborhood as she arrives to Copacabana for a group debutante ball organized by her slum’s Pacifying Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Fifteen-year-olds from Santa Marta made their coming out Friday night, escorted by police officers who patrol their communities. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) License this photo

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