Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum celebrate during their group debutante ball in a Copacabana ballroom, organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood 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. (APContinue reading “Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo”

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum celebrate during their group debutante ball in a Copacabana ballroom, organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood 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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