Back in January, during Berlin Fashion Week, we were invited to the gallery showing of Favela Paiting. We got to see artistic duo, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn's work in the favelas of Brasil, up close.
Favela Painting, started with two murals in Vila Cruzeiro, in Rio — one of the more notorious favelas in Rio. It was a community driven project that involved the youth of the favelas, and has expanded to Santa Marta, also in Rio. In fact, you can see some of their beautiful work in the movie Fast Five, which was filmed in Rio. It truly is something to see in person, which I did last year during Fashion Rio. To say I was thrilled, is an understatement. As a Brasilian and lover of culture, I completely support Favela Painting, and so can you by visiting, exploring, and donating. For now do click the images for a larger view, and enjoy the cultural movement.
Fotos © SheBreathes.