Through young eyes: footing the ball
Men playing football at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - AFP/ Silnvana De Ararujo Barcelo
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: In collaboration with Agence France-Presse, The Cairo Post and Youm7 were given exclusive access to the “Rio 2014: Football as seen by young fans in the Cidade de Deus favela,” photography project that captures the youthful innocence of Brazilian children as they are given cameras to showcase daily life and their passion for football in their homeland in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Over the next few weeks, The Cairo Post will publish pictures from the project at 12 p.m. daily.

While football was the main muse for the budding photographers, their photographs depict an assortment of passions, usually accompanied by bare feet, smiling faces, sand and sea.

The AFP offered exclusive access to the project’s material to one publication per country. The Cairo Post and Youm7 were glad to partner with AFP on this project.

A boy plays with a ball at Cidade de Deus favela of Rio de Janeiro - AFP/Joyce Nascimento

A boy plays with a ball at Cidade de Deus favela of Rio de Janeiro – AFP/Joyce Nascimento

 

Kaunan’s photo of a boy holding a football at Cidade de Deus (City of God) favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - AFP/Kauan Oliveira de Lima

Kaunan’s photo of a boy holding a football at Cidade de Deus (City of God) favela of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – AFP/Kauan Oliveira de Lima

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