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  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0009. 

    Herbert Knup
    A close-up of the wooden cardboard or metal shacks in the Pavão favela in Rio de Janeiro. Pathological population growth, outstripping all efforts to provide urban infrastructure, huge numbers of abandoned street children, ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0010. 

    Herbert Knup
    A coffee fazenda casa grande in the interior of Minas Gerais. The economic disparities existing today are the result of an elitist colonial society created by the Portuguese. Whether it was sugarcane, coffee or rubber that ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0011. 

    Herbert Knup
    Zebu/Brahma cattle grazing near a water hole in the interior of Paraíba. Land ownership continues concentrated in the hands of the elite in Brazil. In addition to skewed land ownership patterns, adverse climatic conditions ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0012. 

    Herbert Knup
    Whitewashed mud/tile house near Milagres (BA) with a woman and her children in front. Despite recent economic opportunities, the Northeastern sertão (interior) remains one of the most poverty-stricken regions of Brazil. ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0013. 

    Herbert Knup
    Worker sifting coffee near Serrania (MG). Despite its vast agricultural wealth, Brazil has become an urban society. Increasing industrialization since the 1960s has attracted thousands of new immigrants each year; today ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0014. 

    Herbert Knup
    Dried bushes and vegetation near Milagres (BA). Prolonged droughts regularly afflict the Northeast, driving inhabitants to cities.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0015. 

    Herbert Knup
    Mud house in Juazeiro (CE). Historically, the Northeast was the most populous and prosperous region of Brazil. Today with less than 29% of the total population, it is the poorest region in the country.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0016. 

    Herbert Knup
    Dried up field in Lajeado Alto(BA).
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0017. 

    Herbert Knup
    Carcasses of cattle on the scorched ground in the interior of Pernambuco. Both animais and plants, as well as those living in the sertão, are a hearty lot, able to adapt to this harsh environment. However, when the drought ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0018. 

    Herbert Knup
    Family with four children in front of an improved mud hut. Brazil has a population of over 160 million, the sixth largest in the world. It has managed to reduce its population growth from an average of 3% in the 1950's to ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0019. 

    Herbert Knup
    A long highway stretch in Ceará shows a desolate semi-arid landscape. Since the early 1960s an enormous network of highways has connected the interior with coastal cities as well as the metropoli of the industrial Southeast, ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0020. 

    Herbert Knup
    Woman with suitcase and sacks, another new arrival from the Northeast, looking for a job in the industrial Southeast.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0021. 

    Herbert Knup
    Arno factory/electrical appliances in São Paulo. Today, Brazil produces 95% of its needs for industrial products, and manufactured goods surpass primary exports as foreign exchange earners. Nevertheless, the number of jobs ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0022. 

    Herbert Knup
    A black maid in uniform. With insufficient factory jobs, men and women end up as servants in both middle and upper class households. Currently, women make up 33% of the total work force in Brazil.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0023. 

    Herbert Knup
    Selling lottery tickets and advertising for photos at the Praça da Sé in São Paulo. The informal sector provides numerous forms of employment as well as such services as money lending. Some people manage to develop creative ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0024. 

    Herbert Knup
    Gathering of nordestinos at the Praça da Sé in São Paulo. Numerous jobs are found through word of mouth and every day many gather to see if any employment is available. Nearly all rural migrants arrive in the cities by ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0025. 

    Herbert Knup
    A view of the Ipanema/Leblon beach in Rio with luxury apartments in the background. The urban elite has always desired to live near the sea and this area boasts some of the most expensive residences in Brazil.
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0026. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of several apartment buildings, the statue of Cristo Redentor(touristic symbol of Rio), and the Pavão favela in Rio de Janeiro. The favelas have existed since the early part of this century, and Rio was among the first ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0027. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of favela do Pavão. ln the case of Rio, the favelas first appeared in the downtown area, later Ipanema/Copacabana districts, and then in the flatlands in the northern and southern parts of the city. They adapted ...
  • [2009-03-02] Brazil Slide Series: Collection Favela, Slide No. 0028. 

    Herbert Knup
    View of the favela Dona Marta and the Botafogo district winding down from the forest below the Cristo Redentor statue. There are nearly 500 favelas in Rio and nearly 1 million residents, out of nearly 6 million urban total. ...