Comments on: A world without smiles What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: edmar Thu, 16 May 2013 14:56:41 +0000 Vamos deixar de falso puritanismo. Salvador, rio Recife, Fortaleza, São Paulo, etc, etc, todas e mais outras cidades brasileiras e latino americanas sofrem do mal da Violência bruta e sem saída. O Fotojornalista fez uma maravilhoso trabalho e fica por conta de cada um concluir o que viu. Sua visão, sua técnica e sua arte impressionam plea beleza plática e pelo poder de comunicar este cancer que destrói sociedades, famílias e cidadões. Enquanto isso uns mal carateres se juntam em Brasília e nas camaras e assembléias do Brasil para chafurdar na nossa lama, na nossa pátria e ainda riem por que quem os colocou nessas condição são as mesmas pessoas que reclamam e sofrem com a falta de quase tudo de mínmo para ter uma vida digna. Então não venham simular uma alegria falsa dos que por enquanto ainda estão por cima da “carne Seca”. Valeu colega Lunae…fazendo sua parte em busca de um Brasil livre e verdadeiro. Parabéns.

By: MarioPhotograph Thu, 09 May 2013 03:36:17 +0000 I wish I could give them some of my smiles and happiness…
So sad to see them like this…

By: RobertaNilsson Fri, 03 May 2013 12:37:25 +0000 I think that all this persons that don’t agree with the article is because they just know the country for a fake advertisement. And is not them fault. Ai Se Eu Te Pego, football, carnaval and all the “hapiness” that the brazilian press “sell” to other countries. In reality, Brazil is sinking in violence. And this violence starts early, with kids that today are big bosses os violence. Every little square of the country have violence, this images that shock so much happend EVERYDAY!!!!!! And I can say this with sure because I’m a brazilian and lived there for 30 years, I know Salvador and is really like this like all the states!!
I’ts sad? Yes, it’s. But it’s the reality of that tropical country.

By: trol Thu, 02 May 2013 21:30:34 +0000 Gilles

I am photojournalist … Lunae tells his real experience inside a favela, not lies.
I have questions for you… Do you know the center of Salvador? Why are the police are on the streets all day?
Do you know how much money a policeman earns in Brazil? Is corruption normal, as well as the people’s fear of them?
Do you know that if an Afro-Brazilian enters a shopping mall with sandals and short trousers, he is usually chased by a security guard, and why?
Do you know that the problem is not the residents of favelas, but rather the ease with which one can obtain weapons? Where do the weapons come from, in the USA they know, but in Brazil?
The people of Bahia state, are the most cheerful of Brazil, I agree. There are other more violent countries, but we journalists can’t stop reporting on what is happening, and above all, why it happens. Instead of criticizing, you should have a solution and not judge a professional who risked his life to show us a serious problem. In Europe, can you show us or tell us who are the thieves with banks, where there are people committing suicide over losing their homes? Please tell me their names.
Do you know, how much money cost the death of Sister Dorothy to denounce the loggers in Amapa ? 25.000 dolars….Do you know, how much money is the reward for information of a drug dealer in the Mare Favela in Rio Janeiro ? 1.000 dolars..Please open our minds and not judge.

I am saddened by his or her reasons too.

By: JamesGaffney Thu, 02 May 2013 15:06:32 +0000 Very good piece. Very brave work by the journalist Lunaé Parracho. So sad. What is the solution? Does Salvador need the pope to visit there for its favelas to be “pacified”? Is “pacification” a solution?

By: gd2r Thu, 02 May 2013 15:00:32 +0000 Dear All,
I deeply disagree with this subject about Salvador.
Of course, there is crime, of course there is violence in this town and in Bahia but in no way more than in other cities, Brazilian states or other countries.
This article profoundly misleads potential readers and doesn’t serve our photojournalist profession at all.
Much sadder than Salvador’s inhabitants who are very far from “A world without smiles”.
Gilles Demarque de Rieux