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By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every year, photographers enter Rio de Janeiro’s favela communities and capture images depicting urban culture and life. Residents are showcased through filtered eyes, with professionals manipulating viewpoints. Recently, NGO (non-profit organization) Banded decided to shift the lens and change perspective, and put the camera in new hands.

Founded by two sisters in 2008, Banded was created to link curators with artists and develop exhibitions and events. After becoming heavily involved in community work their aim evolved and expanded to include children in impoverished areas.

They began to work . . .

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