Rio's trans sex workers during COVID

Ian Cheibub
Photographer & visual storyteller based in Rio de Janeiro
'If I don't have sex I'll die of hunger': Covid-19 crisis for Rio's trans sex workers

Full story for The Guardian on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/21/if-i-dont-have-sex-ill-die-of-hunger-covid-19-crisis-for-rios-trans-sex-workers 
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Elba Tavares stands on the street where she works as a prostitute, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
Residents from Casa Nem dance in the common area of the building in Copacabana.
A resident from Casa Nem takes a sunbathe in the common area of the building as it is isolated due to the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil
Stefany Gonçalves and Paula are seen at Stefany’s house, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
Elba Tavares poses for a portrait at Arcos da Lapa arqueduct. Lapa is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Rio, and also known for the prostitution.
Activist Indianare Siqueira is seen using a protection mask in the front gate of Casa Nem (Nem House) before leaving for distribution of basic food parcels to trans people and other vulnerable populations
Residents of Casa Nem (Nem House) are seen using a protection mask at the front gate before leaving for distribution of basic food parcels to trans people and other vulnerable populations in Rio.
Activist Indianare Siqueira (in the middle) distributes basic food parcels to trans people and other vulnerable populations in Rio.
Trans women residents of Casa Nem have lunch at the TV room.
Caíque Gomes, 20, sits in his apartment at the floor at Casa Nem dedicated to quarantine new arrivals.
Elba Tavares smokes a cigarette at the place where she is currently living, in a street of downtown Rio.
Stefany Gonçalves combs her wig at her house in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio's trans sex workers during COVID
Copyright Ian Cheibub 2022
Date of Work Apr 2020 - Jun 2020
Updated Aug 2021
Location Rio de Janeiro
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