Society

They transformed a violent favela into an open-air art gallery

Favela Galeria São Paulo street art
Street art has changed the São Mateus community
Favela Galeria São Paulo street art
Street art has changed the São Mateus community

All photos by Austin Audru

On the east side of São Paulo is a neighborhood which was once rife with trouble. São Mateus lacked funding from the government and had absolutely no cultural centers, cinemas, of any kind of gallery, according to the city’s ‘Map...

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