1990 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Miguel Fairbanks

01 January, 1989

Train surfing in Rio de Janeiro: Arturo (10), speaking only Portuguese, does not understand the grim irony of his T-shirt. He lost his foot after falling from a speeding train; the train ran over his ankle after his fall. Arturo is one of many youths from 10 to 28 years old that practice the suicidal sport called train surfing, which cost 144 youths their lives in one year.

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Miguel Fairbanks

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