My photos are of the people and residents of Providência, and they focus on the youth and culture found at Casa Amarela and the neighborhood. In many ways, my photos show the innocence of youth, the cultural context of the favela, and also everyday life on the hill. I chose the title "Fighting for the Hill" (Lutando pelo morro in Portuguese) to highlight the constant struggle of the residents to keep their homes, while at the same time showing the promise of youth in the future, and especially the beauty and power of regenerating the human spirit through art. Maurício Hora, JR, and many volunteer artists have dedicated their time and energy to make Casa Amarela a space that represents hope and creativity, and I hope that my vision of the neighborhood shows this positivity in a clear, heartfelt way.
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