Andre Camara Photos

City of God

'Andre was 17 years-old and became tho only photographer to brave a Rio slum during a drug dealer's war, for the control of the slum in 1986, he was accepted by them after some threats and 'Jornal do Brasil' splashed his photos all over its pages the next day, prompting a national outcry which forced the police to intervene, invade the slum and kill them all. Twenty years later it inspired the famous film "City of God".

Boca mole City of God I am coming up
kill drug dealers No photos shoot out - © 2007