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Street Artists create open air graffiti gallery in Rio's oldest favela

World | News18.com | May 9, 2017, 5:37 pm
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 Artist Carlos Bobi paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

Artist Carlos Bobi paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Artist Gil Faria paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

Artist Gil Faria paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Artist Lucas Ururah paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

Artist Lucas Ururah paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Artist Guilherme Memi paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

Artist Guilherme Memi paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A street artist paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

A street artist paints graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Artists Lucas Squiovane and Pedro Semnome prepare to paint graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

Artists Lucas Squiovane and Pedro Semnome prepare to paint graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Artists paint graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

Artists paint graffiti in the Providencia favela community, the oldest favela in Rio, as part of the Providencia Gallery project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the favela to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rios favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A portrait of the Virgin Mary embracing a baby is displayed in the Providencia 'favela' community, the oldest favela in Rio, during part of the 'Providencia Gallery' project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the 'favela' to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rio's favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. This image was not part of the exhibition. (Image: Getty Images)

A portrait of the Virgin Mary embracing a baby is displayed in the Providencia 'favela' community, the oldest favela in Rio, during part of the 'Providencia Gallery' project on May 6, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artists created an open-air street art gallery in the 'favela' to promote local business and tourism with local culture at a time when many of Rio's favelas are suffering from a wave of violence amidst a deep recession in Brazil. This image was not part of the exhibition. (Image: Getty Images)