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Torso of black man bearing abdominal scars, large heart necklace around neck, on cover of 'Jesus, Make-up and Football, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil', by Lannoo Publishers.

Jesus, Make-up and Football

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

By (author) Frederik Buyckx


  • Frederik Buyckx's photographs provide a haunting glimpse into the lives of the favela resident and what matters to them most: Jesus, Make-up and Football
Full Description

This book is all about the favelas or slums of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil where a fifth of Rio’s six million inhabitants live in favelas: self-built, improvized and populous neighborhoods in which life can be rough. With the World Cup coming to Rio in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the city is determined to show itself to its best advantage. The government is using the opportunity to clean up the slums and flush out the drug gangs. Frederik Buyckx rented a pied-à-terre for a few months in a favela and shared the inhabitants’ daily lives. Jesus, Make-up and Football is the photographic result of those months.

About the Author

Frederik Buyckx (1984) became a photographer in 2011, after a career in advertising and as a designer. He works as a freelancer for De Standaard and has collected many prizes with his work Jesus, Make-Up and Football. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Sunday Times, and many more.

Lannoo Publishers
22nd Jan 2014
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
7.87 in x 10.63 in
308 Pages
308 color
Name of series
Lannoo Young Talent
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