While being in Rio de Janeiro, I made my first audovisual photo essay about Natalia and her family. Natalie is 16 year old and live in the community of Nova Holanda in the favela of Maré. Her mother is in prison and her father is dead, so it is Natalie who has the responsibility for her six younger siblings. She finds her strenght in the boxing lessons she takes at the nearby ngo, Luta Pela Paz (Fight for Peace). The photo essay still needs some final touch, but here are some pictures to beging with.
Scrool over the pictures for explanation.