Rafael Vilela

Photographer
   
Amazon Undone Series, on Assignment for The Washington Post
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: vilelaovilela@gmail.com Rafael Vilela is an independent Brazilian photographer currently reporting on social injustice and the environmental crisis in his country. He was one of the founders of Midia NINJA , an initiative that today has more than... MORE
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Amazon Undone Series, on Assignment for The Washington Post
rafael vilela
Aug 16, 2022
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'Destroy the rainforest, get elected' - my latest collaboration for The Washington Post is the cover of last Sunday’s paper.
'Destroy the rainforest, get elected' - my latest collaboration for The Washington Post is the cover of last Sunday’s paper. This is the result of a grueling journey in the Amazon alongside with WP Brazil’s correspondent Terrence Mccoy, who revealed with unprecedented data that some 1,200 people cited for environmental wrongdoing have won elected office in the Amazon in the last 20 years; and the story of the city of Sao Felix do Xingu, in Brazil's Pará State, that has been marked by extraordinary deforestarion, violence and territorial disputes. Editing by  Chloe Coleman, journalistic support from Cecilia do Lago and technical support from Monster Cameras and Drone Lab Brasil. #justicefordomandbruno

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He’s been called a deforester and killer. Now he’s called mayor.
In the Amazon, there's little political cost to destroying the rainforest.
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