Marc Ohrem-Leclef: Olympic Favela

Jun 11, 2014 5:54PM
Photographer Marc Ohrem-Leclef's new book, Olympic Favela, documents the proud residents of Rio di Janiero's slums as they protest eviction by the Secretaria Municipal de Habitação in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Essayist Itamar Silva writes, " In his photographs, Marc has captured faces and expressions revealing the plight of human beings under the menace of removal: their resistance, indignation, fear, and hope. Their eyes shine and interrogate. His pictures draw our attention to crucial questions of our time: What kind of city do we want? Which city model will prevail? Marc’s images are warnings, alerting us to what is happening here, in this place. Men, women, and children express their alegria to live here, their commitment to defend their homes here, and their resistance to the threat that hangs over them."
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