VII: The Magazine just uploaded two new multimedia slideshows for the readers of Lens Culture. One shows the imagery that four top photographers captured in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Haiti. The other reports on an absurd, extreme bicycling race through a favela in Rio de Janeiro. You can see these reports, plus lots more from VII Photo at VII: The Magazine right here in Lens Culture.
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Haiti by VII
Haiti has always been a land of beauty and pain, of light and darkness. When a catastrophic earthquake hit the island on Tuesday, January 12th, the world was shaken by the magnitude of the destruction and human suffering. In this story for VII The Magazine, photographers James Nachtwey, Ron Haviv, Lynsey Addario and Benjamin Lowy provide a look at this disaster and its aftermath.
“You have no idea how off the hook it is. Three thousand stray dogs in the favela, bullet holes all over, raw sewage on the course and 100 armed police for security – unreal!”
Downhill mountain bikers are used to sprinting, jumping and sliding over steps, roofs, walls and rocks, but the challenge that awaited some of the world’s best at “Red Bull Desafio no Morro” in Rio de Janeiro’s favela Dona Marta surpassed anything and everything that had gone before.