2007 Photo Contest, Sports Feature, 1st prize

João Kehl

Cia de Foto

01 January, 2006

Training methods are not always conventional. Jaílton (19) pummels an improvised punch-bag, while a friend scales a rope tied to the viaduct. Garrido's boxing gym is located under a viaduct in a quarter with one of the highest rates of homelessness in the city. The fighters are people who survive in difficult conditions, often without having a place to live, but believing that boxing is a way towards a more dignified life.

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João Kehl

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