It can't have escaped your notice that for the past 4 weeks the World Cup has been taking place in Brazil. Tonight, Germany and Argentina will fight it out in the final for the greatest prize in the sporting world. To celebrate, what has been a fantastic tournament, I've decided to focus the Global Photography viewfinder on the final's host city, Rio de Janeiro. Obrigado Brasil!
The second largest city in Brazil with a population of around 6.3m people, Rio is a city of great beauty and of great contrast with its poverty stricken favelas overlooking one of the world's most glamorous cities beneath. It's because of this disparity that the hosting of the World Cup and the upcoming Olympics in 2016 was greeted with anger and protest by many in Brazil believing that such an investment would be better placed into easing people's hardship.Continue reading