Wednesday, November 16, 2011

on a mission to color the community ...

                  Sequestered within the city of Rio de Janeiro, two men are giving the poor, compact community of Santa Marta a radiant makeover. Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn originally came to the favelas of Brazil in 2005 to film a documentary about hip hop for MTV, but after MTV left, they decided to stay. Soon after, the Dutch duo known simply as Haas&Hahn began Favela painting, an organization dedicated to bringing “outrageous works of art to unexpected places.” And if you think they’re doing this on their own accord, they aren’t. Local youths are employed as an integral part of their various projects.


  1. This is nice. Thanks for sharing

  2. this is amazing, perhaps tough, this will not directly help the poverty that many families have to stand in such place, but having a change of perspective fillign one self with such vibrant colors, it sure can uplift ones spirit and try to better one self! i hope this brings some positive change to many people there! and its brazil! come on its suppsoed to be cheerfull :D