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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    Nearby the stadium, Brazil's riot police, named Choque, clashed with locals protestors.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    São Paulo on the day of the World Cup first game between Brazil and Croatia.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Black Blocs are young protestors in Brazil, particularly aggressive with the authorities and often at the most heated exchanges during the protests.

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    A man throws a rock at the Military Police during clashes on the first day of the World Cup in São Paulo, Brazil.

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    A member of the Black Bloc, a group that has played a large and aggressive role in the Brazilian protests over the last 18 months, antagonizes the riot police during the protests first day of the World Cup.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    On the first day of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil's riot police clashed with locals protestors in São Paulo.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    On the first day of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil's riot police clashed with locals protestors in São Paulo.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A member of the Black Bloc, a group that has played a large and aggressive role in the Brazilian protests over the last 18 months, tries to slow down traffic in São Paulo.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Fans outside the first game of the 2014 World Cup at Itaquerao Stadium in São Paulo, Brazil. To the home crowd's delight, Brazil won the match.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Fans outside the first game of the 2014 World Cup at Itaquerao Stadium in São Paulo, Brazil. To the home crowd's delight, Brazil won the match.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Fans outside the first game of the 2014 World Cup at Itaquerao Stadium in São Paulo, Brazil. To the home crowd's delight, Brazil won the match.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    A man watches the first game of the 2014 World Games near the Itaquerao Stadium in Sáo Paulo, Brazil. To the home crowd's delight, Brazil won the match.

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  • Tudo Bom?! June 13th

    Zackary Canepari

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    Stephanie, 9, cleans the hair of her Barbie dolls as she has her hair braided by a neighbor in the Copa do Povo. The Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Volunteers from the Copa do Povo prepare food in the community kitchen. The camp offers free meals twice a day, all the food coming from donations. Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Amanda, 24, moved to the Copa do Povo with her girlfriend after her mother kicked her out cause she didn't support her lifestyle. Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Tudo Bom?!

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    Two boys watch the construction of a new shelter in Copa do Povo, the last one collapsing during a rainstorm. The Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A young boy stands against a make shift plastic shack in the Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    Sidneia, 58, has 15 grandchildren living in Copa do Povo and while she admits its a hard life, the opportunity to live in the new housing that supposedly will begin construction in the next 3-6 months is worth it. Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A girl walks down the stairs into the Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    A girl eats dinner at a community kitchen in Copa do Povo. Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A young girl works the counter at the community kitchen in Copa do Povo. Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Mother's dance with their daughters at the square of Copa do Povo. Copa do Povo (People's Cup) is a tent camp for people that could no longer afford housing prices in the São Paulo. Rents were nearly tripled because of the World Cup and for people on the fringe, that was just too much to afford. The people just took the land as their own and haven't left yet. The community consists of a hillside covered in plastic wrapped shanties which shelter approximately 5000 people.

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    Zackary Canepari - Tudo Bom?!

    Tudo Bom?!

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    São Paulo, Brazil.

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    Rappers James Ventura (left) and Don Cesao work on their song "Nao Liga Nos" in a park in São Paulo.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Joti of the rap crew Avante O Coletivo in his studio in Heliópolis, the largest favela in São Paulo.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Joti of the rap crew Avante O Coletivo in his studio in Heliópolis, the largest favela in São Paulo.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Freesta, a freestyle rapper in São Paulo waits for his turn during the Saturday night battles. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    The brackets for a freestyle rap tournament in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Young Paulistas come watch the freestyle rap battles in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A freestyle rapper in São Paulo. Every saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    Skiny, a young Paulista, after losing in his first ever freestyle rap battle at the Santa Cruz station battles. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    The MC Maigi tries to intimidate his opponent during their freestyle battle at Santa Cruz station. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 0.3 sec, ISO 100)

    Young Paulistas come watch the freestyle rap battles in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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  • Tudo Bom?! June 14th

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 1.0 sec, ISO 100)

    Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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  • Tudo Bom?! June 14th

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

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    A freestyle rapper in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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Zackary Canepari - Tudo Bom?!, Week One

Tudo Bom?! - A look back at week one

June 11th

Copa do Mundo, I'd like to introduce you to Copa do Povo.  The cost of living in Brazil, especially Rio and São Paulo, has exploded since the announcement of the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. And for the poorest, it has been too much to bear.  Copa do Povo is the result.  A tent city sprung up on an abandoned hillside approximately 5 weeks ago and now houses approximately 5000 residents.  Living in plastic shanties, the families survive on donations and the support of the MSTS, a local organization that supports homeless people in São Paulo.  The hope is that there will be a new housing development that they will be built to permanently house them, but in the meantime, the community is making the best of it...    

- Zack


June 13th

At long last, it's begun.  Tudo Bom!  And it happened exactly as predicted.  Confusion in São Paulo.  A protest in the morning with an (over)excited police force.  game in the evening with an (over)excited fanbase.  Which is exactly what we're hoping this project possesses.  Joy on one end.  Frustration on the other.  It was a big first day.  More to shoot in the morning....

- Zack


June 14th

So many facets of Brazil and Brazilian culture are being affected by the World Cup.  But so many are not.  For example, São Paulistas love 1990s era New York City rap music.  Everything about it.  Graffiti.  Freestyle battles.  Gangster beats.  All for the love of the music too.  It's still a very local scene.  Samba loops.  Live instruments.  Portuguese slang.  But it's not a novelty.  It's rap music in the old school sense of the genre.  It must have something to do with all the concrete.  

- Zack


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Zack



Zackary Canepari is one of our original Global Ambassadors and a member of Panos Pictures.  Born in 1979 in Boston, Massachusetts, Zack is an photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary projects. After studying photography in Paris and San Francisco, he moved to New Delhi and worked as a photojournalist from 2007 to 2009. As a photographer, his work has taken him to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mexico, China, Brazil, Eastern Europe, and Nigeria for a number of clients, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Time magazine. In 2009, Zack teamed up with filmmaker Drea Cooper and created "California Is A Place," a series of short documentary films about California. The films were screened at a number of international festivals, including Sundance and IDFA.  He is currently based in Northern California and in the process of completing his first feature documentary film titled “T-Rex”.  

You can see some of his work shot for the ambassador program on his page here.

All images shot on Sony DSC-RX1 and Sony α7R.

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