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Communities in Curicica, Jacarepaguá are awaiting urban integration through Morar Carioca, a City project that aims to upgrade all of Rio's favelas by 2020. This series attempts to portray the history, identity, hopes and doubts that mark the region during this era of uncertain promise. Photos by Rexy Josh Dorado.

"It's necessity that created these communities, and it's due to the weight of inequality and negligence that difficult measures had to be taken to ensure the well-being of those inhabiting them. The life that the era offered for those excluded from a small circle of privilege was one of much uncertainty and scarce opportunity. They decided, then, to build their own opportunities. Their own neighborhoods, their own houses, their own lives."

Read the 4-Part Series that accompanies these albums: bit.ly/P64d21.

Vila Pitimbu

Vila Pitimbu

9 photos

Vila Calmete

Vila Calmete

34 photos

Abadiana

Abadiana

25 photos