Portrait of Hope, is a series of 10 portraits of crack addicted men and women, they live in the Favela da Maré, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest Favelas, dominated by drug traffickers, factional warfare, and military police are On the spot, crack sales are a major source of income for drug traffickers, addicts try to get rid of crack, but Rio de Janeiro’s public safety and health policy is bankrupt.
Brazilian Fabio Teixeira of Piracicaba São Paulo, began his career in 1998 as a studio assistant and shortly after began working freelance for photo agencies. While living in São Paulo Fabio’s work was used by several local and international photo agencies including Folhapress, REUTERS, and AFP. EFE, AP , Publications from Canada, America and Angola also used his work. Today, Fabio works with photojournalism and documentary in Rio de Janeiro UOL News Portal, Imagens Humanas – Journal Day, Folha de São Paulo,The Guardian of England the International Red Cross, Unicef.