Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum practice the waltz as they get ready for their debutante ball, 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.Continue reading “Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo”

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum practice the waltz as they get ready for their debutante ball, 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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