Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum listen to a police officer speak about them during their group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood, inside a Copacabana ballroom in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up theContinue reading “Favela Debutante Ball: Photographer Silvia Izquierdo”

Teenage girls from the Santa Marta “favela” slum listen to a police officer speak about them during their group debutante ball organized by the Pacifying Police Unit from their neighborhood, inside a Copacabana ballroom in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The ball, which relied on volunteers who coiffed and made up the girls and a formal wear shop that loaned the dresses, helped build goodwill between pacified favelas’ residents and the officers who patrol them. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) License this photo

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