Natalia Gonzales, a 15-year-old crack user, lives in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Once, blatant sale of crack at outdoor drug markets led to areas of Manguinhos and surrounding shantytowns being dubbed Crackland. But the drug seems to be disappearing from the streets.
Certain drug bosses say they have stopped selling crack, because it destabilizes their territories, making them harder to control. City authorities also take credit for the change, saying it is the result of a police offensive to retake slum areas long abandoned by the government.
Felipe Dana was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1985. He got an early start on his career at age 15 when he began working as an assistant photographer. He later pursued a degree in photography at a local university, all the while working as a commercial photographer and contributing to various local and international news agencies. In 2009, he decided to dedicate himself solely to photojournalism, documenting the social upheaval in his native Rio de Janeiro as the city prepares for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Wu Mingjie (4), whose parents are working in Guangdong Province nearly 1,000 km away.
The portrait series depicts children in the village of Zhangmu, Chongqing, in southwest China, both alone and with a much-loved teacher Fu Huaying.
China has some 220 million migrant workers. Young couples moving from rural areas to work in the cities often have to leave their children behind while they earn money to support the family. Many who meet and marry far from home need to remain working, and so take their children to be looked after back in their villages by grandparents.
Fu Yongjun is the director of photography for Hangzhou City Express. He has won three gold awards and one silver award in the China International Press Photo Contest. He was nominated as one of China’s Top 10 Photojournalists in 2002. And, in 2007, he won the Golden Statue Award for China Photography. He has published several books of his work such as Lens Down, Lens on West Lake, and I Miss You So Much. His photographic works have been collected by National Art Museum of China.