In Brazilian Portuguese the word Cafuné is a gesture of affection towards a loved one. This project is a gesture of affection towards Rio de Janeiro in all its extremes. Focusing specifically on the "pacification" of the favelas in Rio, the book is a document of the Marvellous City during the World Cup, the Olympic Games, the Pope’s visit and the massive protests in 2013.
While the work documents a fundamental period in Brazilian history, the project is both personal and intimate. A photographer's diary of the joy and sorrow of a city as intense and unequal as Rio de Janeiro. A personal reconciliation and a bittersweet farewell to a place and a time of extremes.
Designed by Ramón Pez. Published by XXX. Foreword by Ana Schlimovich and Arturo Lezcano.