AlessandraRC Posted August 5, 2016 Share Posted August 5, 2016 I don't know if anyone here is at the Olympics photographing Rio, but today I read on the Brazilian newspaper that three Swedish men decided to ask their Uber driver to stop by a favela in Rio to take photos, when they were on the way back to their hotel. One was taken inside the favela by armed men for a while, the others and the driver were able to escape to the police station. It all ended well, but it could have turned out really bad. I grew up in Rio, I love it there, and I wish those of you who are there to be safe: Rio is amazing, magic and beautiful, but it is a also a very dangerous city. Watch your back, practice common sense, stay within the tourist areas if you are carrying photographic equipment, don't go astray trying to have a genuine experience or to produce an authentic, out of the beaten path photograph. A photograph is not worth one's life ... particularly in view of the royalties Navigating there is complicated even for us, who were born and raised there, speak the language, and don't look or sound like tourists. Be careful pls. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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