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Wild West in Rio

Photographer

Alexandre Vieira

03 March, 2010

A daylight shootout on the Avenida Brasil, a busy shopping area in Rio de Janeiro.

About

Alexandre Vieira

Alexandre Vieiera started his professional life as a trainee with Jornal o Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro in 1994. Later he worked for Jornal O Dia, from 1995 until 2000, then beg...

Background story

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A daylight shootout on the Avenida Brasil, a busy shopping area in Rio de Janeiro. The initial exchange of fire left the man in the grey shirt injured. As the man in the striped shirt was fleeing, he was shot and trampled by apparent acquaintances of his victim, and died on the spot. The first man died in hospital the following day.

Photo credit: 
Jornal O Dia

Technical information

F-Stop
f/2.8
ISO
320

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