Elderly Woman in Favela

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Peter Anderson

I took this photo while on a walking tour through the Rocinha Favela in Rio. As I was walking through the steep alleys, I looked back to see this woman looking out of her apartment window. She was above me only because of the steepness of the walk. In fact, the window was at ground level. I snapped a few shots before she saw me. I asked her if I could take a few more and she agreed. I liked the earlier shot when she just saw me the best.

Location: Rocinha Favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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