Peace Pole

Favela Rocinha Pole

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Graffiti on a pole in Rocinha.  Joy, spirit, and peace make their presence felt in one of the country’s most notorious favelas, where poverty, violence, and drug/gang culture purportedly rule the day.  One of the things I like about graffiti is the fact that it can appear anywhere. Sometimes it’s art, sometimes it’s language, and sometimes it’s symbolism.  But no matter what, like all art, it’s always a message of one sort or another.

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