Little friends

September 11, 2015

 

Playing in the streets of City of God, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilPlaying in the streets of City of God, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Brazil, Cidade de Deus, 2015. Children's play.

While visiting the City of God, a chanty town near Rio de Janeiro, I met these charming girls. One of the girls had been given a puppy as a present from her dad and they were happily playing in the streets. I enjoyed watching the innocence of their play and, remembering where I was and how much violence this community had survived, I realized they were showing me what peace looks like.