2009 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize

Carlos Cazalis


08 April, 2008

The ledge outside a convenience store in an upper-class neighborhood provides a bed for the night. Over 10,000 people in the metropolis São Paulo are homeless. The city authorities maintain 35 shelters for overnight stays, with a total capacity for 8,000 people, but many of those who sleep on the streets resist the rules and social conventions enforced in these hostels.

About the photographer

Carlos Cazalis

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