Trailer Favela - Visa pour l'image 2014 - EN

Football as seen through the eyes of children in Cidade de Deus favela

Christophe Simon, AFP chief photographer in Brazil, gathered together a group of 18 teenagers in Cidade de Deus favela in Rio de Janeiro, and, working together, they photographed their everyday life featuring their love of football, and at a time before every camera in the world was focused on Brazil and the 2014 Football World Cup.

While covering "pacification" in the favelas, Christophe Simon had realized just how fascinated the teenagers in these neighborhoods were by the job of photoreporter.