Last Chance to buy a copy of Free to Party

LAST CHANCE to get yourselves a copy of Free to Party bookazine, as there are only 20 copies left for sale! A bargain at £12 inc UK postage, here’s the paypal link one more time: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N89U8PACYCMSL

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Free to Party bookazine Indiegogo campaign

Ready, set, GO! Free to Party bookazine indiegogo campaign is NOW LIVE Please take a look and pre-order your book… Go on, it’s only a tenner!

See more info and order here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-to-party–2/x/69955

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Recently published works

Here’s a quick roundup of some recent publications, click links or pics to see more of each. I’ve also been working on a personal project in the background, more of that here soon.

Brazil’s singing Gauchos multimedia piece, shot for the BBC with Gwendolen Von Einsiedel.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28012853

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CNN reporter injured during World Cup protest on opening day of games:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jun/12/brazil-v-croatia-world-cup-2014-live-report

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Video online / App version of Greenpeace Lufthansa story:

http://beatofbrazil.lh.com/de/de/brasilien-natur/einsatz-am-amazonas

Santeria photo story from Cuba last year published by Vice:

http://www.vice.com/read/santeria-in-cuba-phil-clarke-hill

Santeria religion / cult in Cuba 2012/13

Rio prepares for Carnival, shot for the BBC (Americas) travel website:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20140228-the-biggest-carnival-to-date

Brazil - Carnival - Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools practice at the Sambadrome

Buenos Aires like a local, shot for National Geographic Traveller, text by Vicky Baker.

http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/destinations/south-central-america/argentina/like-a-local-buenos-aires/

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Brazil vs Croatia game in Do Moinho favela

Later on that fateful first day of the World Cup in Brazil, a quieter and family friendly event was going on, with political hip hop in a Sao Paulo style, football of course and the community watching the game together, good vibes down there. Lucky Brazil brought it back in the game, as you could feel the whole country in tension, it was clear there was more at stake than just a game of football tonight.

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World Cup 2014 starts in the streets

It was with mixed feelings that Brazil received the start of the World Cup, in Sao Paulo anyway. No later than 10am Police were out in force at Carrao station in zona l’este east zone, clashes followed first between a small group of protesters by the Choque division, firing stun grenades. During the skirmish, a female team from CNN were hit, one of whom suffered a broken arm and was carried off on a stretcher.

Clashes between Police and protesters got severe quickly, Police firing tear gas whilst protesters threw rocks and bits of street furniture, and set flaming barricades in the street. The crowd of protesters were dispersed fairly quickly into fragmented groups. Some then passed onto the main highway that leads to Itauquera stadium. They almost blocked the road, so Police fired teargas into the oncoming traffic leaving the public to have to drive through it. One woman was seen having severe breathing difficulties after riding through it on a scooter. Protests also happened in many other Brazilian cities, some with violent clashes.

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Do Moinho community, Sao Paulo, on the eve of the World Cup, Brazil

Do Moinho favela in Sao Paulo is the last one left in the central part of the city, rather than the periphery. A strong community, it has held up resistance on more than one occasion and survived a tragic fire in 2011.

On the eve of the World Cup, local residents held a football game and hip hop session in the main square, good friendly vibes down here, though the lyrics certainly had a political edge, as is known with Sao Paulo Hip-Hop.

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Greenpeace Paulo Adario feature in Lufthansa magazine

I’m very happy to announce that the feature I shot with writer Adrian Geiges back in April, is out now in this month’s ‘Brazil special’ of the excellent Lufthansa magazine, published by G+J, Hamburg.

The story, in association with Greenpeace Brazil, documents how ‘UN Forest Hero’ and generally all round inspirational character; Paulo Adario and his team, use a small plane to survey deforestation and environmental crime from the air, predominantly in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil. It was one of the most interesting assignments and closest to my personal work that I’ve ever done , so thanks to Michael and Penelope from G+J for putting me on it.

During the flight we flew over the Belo Monte dam site (below), a project I’ve been documenting since it commenced in 2011, so to see it from the air 3 years into construction had a great deal of impact on me, as I’m sure it will on the readers of the article.

Greenpeace Brazil use a light aircraft to investigate deforestation from logging and the Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam.

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