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Carnival is Conquering the World

Jonathan Franklin escapes real world problems for a 10 day sojourn into the heart of pleasure and grace. Not only is Rio de Janeiro the place to watch Carnival, but foreigners can now dance and sing at the world´s best party.

Photographs by Morten Andersen
Text by Jonathan Franklin

Last winter, as the war sirens howl throughout the US and the invasion of Iraq continues, I head south to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Can Carnival cure me of the painful reality of the old world rhetoric screaming from Washington? Instead of bullets and bully warnings “You are with us or against us,” I seek a culture of hope and inclusion, black and white, foreigner and local. Will Brazil´s magic work in the new world of fighting terror and fanning fear?... Download Text

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