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Scenes from an eviction - São Paulo

Scenes from Tuesday 16 September in São Paulo, where an old, long-empty hotel, occupied as a dwelling for the last 6 months by dozens of poor families, was violently evicted by military police. The building is metres from the crossroads of São João and Ipiranga, immortalized in the Caetano Veloso song ‘Sampa’, the soundtrack to this film. 

Posted on Friday, September 19th 2014

Reblogged from Tita Ferreira -Leituras-

Reverse Graffiti : Ossario

Stunning street art by Alexandre Orion, using rags to selectively clean pollution from the walls of traffic tunnels beneath São Paulo. 

"The skulls belong all to us. I wanted to bring a catacomb from the near future to the present, to show people that the tragedy of pollution is happening right now. I try to remind people of things they are trying to forget."

Posted on Sunday, September 7th 2014