1990 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Miguel Fairbanks

01 January, 1989

Train surfing: 'McDonald', or Joabe Pereira da Silva (16), who makes his living by stealing, displays a $100 bill he stole from a clothes store in Copacabana. McDonald is one of a group of 'surfistas' who practice a sport called train surfing, which cost 144 youths their lives in one year.

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Miguel Fairbanks

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