Los Angeles, CA, USA
Started working as an assistent in a advertising agency in São Paulo. Developed personal project about Gold Fever in Amazon in 2007; about rebuilding of New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010, five years after Katrina Hurricane; Worked on the coverage of the occupation of "Complexo do Alemão", at Rio de Janeiro in 2010, and Libya War in 2011; Covered the negotiation of Iran's nuclear program between Iran and the six world powers in 2013 in Tehran.
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RISC training
- Video capture
Crackland is a part of downtown Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Latin America. A place where drug use and sale runs rampant under the cover of night. Under the rule of drug lords and their customers, the nickname was given as crack cocaine is the cheapest drug around. Hundreds of people of all ages and social classes go there to buy and consume the drug on the streets. The majority of the addicts are part of Sao Paulo’s homeless population who find on the cheap drug an escape from hard reality of the metropolis.
Brazil today is the world’s largest consumer of both pure and crack cocaine according to the federal University of Sao Paulo. About 6 million adults, or 3 % of Brazilians, have tried cocaine in some form. Showing the real power of crack’s degradation was my main target when immersing myself in this universe. spent a total of nine years over hundreds of trips with the intention of photographing this issue in our contemporary history.