Bruno Colaço

Photojournalist/Documentary Photographer
An Ordinary World Cup Day
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality: Portuguese
Biography: Bruno was born in 1984 and he is a Lisbon-based photojournalist and documentary photographer. In 2006 he ended his studies in photography and photojournalism at the Portuguese Institute of Photography. Since then, he has covered news and stories... MORE
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An Ordinary World Cup Day
Copyright Bruno Colaço 2024
Date of Work Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Updated Apr 2022
Location Campinas, Brazil
Topics Black and White, Documentary, Gender, Human Rights, Journalism, Latin America, LGBT, LGBTI, Nude, Photography, Photojournalism, Prostitution, Reportage, Sexuality, Transgender, Womens Rights, Worldcup2014
In Brazil, there are two sex-reassignment surgeries every day. Lara, Raíca, and Sasha share the same house, in Campinas, a city in São Paulo state with approximately one million inhabitants. The three of them, as well as other girls, live in a small house divided into several rooms, located near the street where they work. For them, an ordinary day starts around 18 pm and goes on all night long until in the morning.

As the FIFA World Cup takes place and big changes are felt in some places, their days and nights remain the same since no new customers have come. Located about 1:30h driving from the state capital, the city did not attend any of the matches and therefore did not benefit from the floods of fans that came to the biggest event of football in the world, like in other Brazilian cities. However, two national teams made the town their base and the strengthening of police patrols in some prostitution areas contributed instead to driving off some clients.
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