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The Flavio Story

By: Gordon Parks

Price: $127.60

Publisher: Steidl: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 901459

ISBN: 3958293441

Condition: New


This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in June 1961 as “Poverty: Freedom’s Fearful Foe,” this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside favela near a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Focused primarily on the eldest son Flavio, an industrious twelve-year-old suffering from crippling asthma, Parks’ story elicited more than 3,000 letters and $25,000 in donations from Life readers to help the family and the favela. In Brazil the story sparked controversy... View more info