Patricia Parinejad


March 2013

Structures of spontaneous architecture in Rio’s favelas
As a kind of tribute to the many gifted and nameless builders who created the less than-appreciated and oft-despised favela architecture, photographer Patricia Parinejad offers a rich tome of images documenting the marvels of the Brazilian favelas- the organic maze of structures, spontaneously created architecture, and wealth of individuality expressed in endless inventive permutations. Loaded with vivaciousness and ingenuity, these buildings and the particular people who inhabit them are both beautiful and dignified.