Unidentified Graffiti Artists

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Alessandra, 24, and her son Riquelme, 4, pose in front of graffiti painted by Brazilian artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Alessandra, 24, and her son Riquelme, 4, pose in front of graffiti painted by Brazilian artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A woman carries a box as she walks past graffiti painted by Brazilian artist Chivitiz working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A woman carries a box as she walks past graffiti painted by Brazilian artist Chivitiz working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A man jokes with Ryan, 6, in front of graffiti painted by artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A man jokes with Ryan, 6, in front of graffiti painted by artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A woman sits next to graffiti painted by artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A woman sits next to graffiti painted by artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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Rapper Skip, 20, poses in front of a graffiti of South African black activist Steven Biko painted by Brazilian artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Rapper Skip, 20, poses in front of a graffiti of South African black activist Steven Biko painted by Brazilian artists working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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Children performing a capoeira dance are reflected in a mirror as a girl watches at Sao Mateus em Movimento, the headquarters of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Children performing a capoeira dance are reflected in a mirror as a girl watches at Sao Mateus em Movimento, the headquarters of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A girl runs next to graffiti painted by Spanish artist Sato by invitation from OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A girl runs next to graffiti painted by Spanish artist Sato by invitation from OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A child runs in front of graffiti painted by Brazlian artists Nem, Tika, Malmeks, Quinho, Joao and members of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A child runs in front of graffiti painted by Brazlian artists Nem, Tika, Malmeks, Quinho, Joao and members of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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Artist Ograo sprays a painting during a graffiti class at Sao Mateus em Movimento, the headquarters of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Artist Ograo sprays a painting during a graffiti class at Sao Mateus em Movimento, the headquarters of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A child sits on stairs of a house next to graffiti painted by Brazilian artist Chivitiz, a member of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A child sits on stairs of a house next to graffiti painted by Brazilian artist Chivitiz, a member of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A woman opens the door of her home painted with graffiti from Brazilian artist Shock working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A woman opens the door of her home painted with graffiti from Brazilian artist Shock working with OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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A child sits with his dog next to graffiti painted by artists of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

A child sits with his dog next to graffiti painted by artists of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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Children play in front of graffiti painted by artists of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Children play in front of graffiti painted by artists of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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Students of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, paint a wall during a graffiti class in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Students of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, paint a wall during a graffiti class in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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Ryan, 6, climbs onto a truck carrying oranges in front of graffiti painted by artists of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

Ryan, 6, climbs onto a truck carrying oranges in front of graffiti painted by artists of OPNI, an organization that uses graffiti to improve life in the slums, in the Vila Flavia favela of Sao Paulo.

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