1990 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Miguel Fairbanks

01 January, 1989

Train surfing in Rio de Janeiro: 'McDonald', or Joabe Pereira da Silva (16), tempts fate by hanging onto a train at night. McDonald shares a small room with his mother and brother in the dangerous Baiada Fluminense slum. Here youth practice a sport called train surfing, which cost 144 youths their lives in one year.

About the photographer

Miguel Fairbanks

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