About favela
Favela is an umbrella name for several types of working-class neighborhoods in Brazil. The term was first used in the Providência neighborhood in the center of Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century, which was built by soldiers who had lived under the favela trees in Bahia and had nowhere to live following the Canudos War. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos. Over the years, many former enslaved Africans moved in. Even before the first favela came into being, poor citizens were pushed away from the city and forced to live in the far suburbs.

Favela

woman in black bikini top
woman in black bikini top
gray concrete road under blue sky during daytime
gray concrete road under blue sky during daytime
brown concrete road near green trees during daytime
brown concrete road near green trees during daytime
body of water near mountain during golden hour
body of water near mountain during golden hour
grayscale photo of concrete wall
grayscale photo of concrete wall
white and brown concrete building surrounded by green trees during daytime
white and brown concrete building surrounded by green trees during daytime
scenery of body of water
scenery of body of water
selective focus photography of brown metal frame
selective focus photography of brown metal frame
black animal on road during daytime
black animal on road during daytime
red train on rail road during daytime
red train on rail road during daytime
woman in teal long sleeve shirt and black skirt standing on gray concrete road during daytime
woman in teal long sleeve shirt and black skirt standing on gray concrete road during daytime
woman sitting near brown door
woman sitting near brown door
brown long coated dog on green grass near body of water during daytime
brown long coated dog on green grass near body of water during daytime
yellow and black road sign near body of water during daytime
yellow and black road sign near body of water during daytime
red and white train on rail
red and white train on rail
gray concrete bridge over river during daytime
gray concrete bridge over river during daytime
gray concrete road near green grass field during daytime
gray concrete road near green grass field during daytime
brown and white concrete buildings under blue sky during daytime
brown and white concrete buildings under blue sky during daytime
red and green train on rail tracks during daytime
red and green train on rail tracks during daytime