With one word to describe 2012 all I can think of is: incredible. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet so many great people, discover really neat places around the area, and was able to travel across the nation including […]
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A little background on the photo:
I traveled north through South America in 2009, with my last stop being Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Ending with a bang is one way you could put it, as I was able to witness both ends of the spectrum – abject poverty directly next to flourishing wealth. This particular photograph is from the segregated slums, which are located at various places in the heart of the vast city. It was taken at an elevated point, beyond the ghetto area and streets. I was escorted up by a local via motorcycle, as navigating on foot or alone would certainly yield danger. With the area governed by drug lords, policemen are replaced by those that possess AK-47’s, contraband, and who knows what else.
I made it out with only a few minor cuts and scrapes (trying to conceal my camera while scurrying through the narrow and uneven alleys is somewhat of a frightening thrill. Was it worth it? Without a doubt. I’ll be back in Rio soon enough.
Here are a few snapshot I took of PRISM. Check it out!
“The entries came in all flavors–photography that had been captured on everything from high-end SLR cameras to low-end mobile phones—and from all walks of life. This contest was open to everyone, from seasoned professional photographers to tourists in town taking in the beauty of the cherry blossoms for the first time. And that’s the great thing about FotoDC–there is surprising talent out there and we’re all about discovering and sharing these hidden gems through special events throughout the year”, said FotoDC Executive Board Member and Contest Chair Pam Huling.