Balls in Brazil

PhotographerTimour Chafik
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMunich, Germany
Photo DateFebruary, 5th, 2003
Entry Description

A young boy from Favela Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, preparing for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil - well, at least he shows what he's able to do with a soccer ball. As soccer is almost a kind of religion in Brazil the Christ Redentor in the background is closely watching.

About Photographer

Timour Chafik is a journalist, writer, photographer and broadcaster who started his journalistic career in 1996 at the WDR bureau in Aachen, Germany. He then switched to online, spending three years as a writer and content editor at Springer Science and Business Media in Munich before working as editor in charge from 2004 to 2008. In 2008 he joined the founding team of Medienfabrik, one of Germanys leading Agencies in Corporate Publishing. Responsible for the complete range of publishing activities – from developing the publication’s concept, writing articles and conducting probing, in-depth interviews to creating the publication’s design, completing the production work and distributing the final product – Chafik worked with clients like e.g. TÜV SÜD, Mercedes Benz or SOS Children’s Villages International. As a freelance journalist and photographer he now covers topics like New Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, Urban Planning in Cairo, Augmented Reality in the City or Neuromarketing in Web Design (see portfolio at and more. In 2011, he founded his own agency „studiomonaco – corporate and brand storytelling“.