Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo

A police officer kisses the hand of a teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum at her debutante ball, organized by the Pacifying Police Unit that patrols her neighborhood, inside a ballroom in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Fifteen-year-olds from Santa Marta made their coming out Friday night, escortedContinue reading “Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo”

A police officer kisses the hand of a teenage girl from the Santa Marta “favela” slum at her debutante ball, organized by the Pacifying Police Unit that patrols her neighborhood, inside a ballroom in Copacabana 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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