Wild West in Rio
Spot News, Honorable Mention prize stories
March 3, 2010
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.
Jornal O Dia
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About the photographer
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 began to work freelance. In 2005, he returned to Jornal O Dia, and has remained there ever since. Vieira was a finalist for the Premio Embratel de Fotojornalismo, runner-up for the Rio Grande Do Sul Human Rights Prize in Brazil, and is a winner of the Premio Esso de Fotojornalismo.