Having recently watched the excellent BBC show ‘Welcome to Rio’ it was clear that one thing you see all over the streets and favelas of this amazing city is street art. In towns and cities all over Brazil you will find hooded figures trying to evade police to make their mark on their homes and local buildings. This happens under the cover of darkness and many of the finished pieces try to communicate a political message. Indeed many of these artists feel as though they represent their local communities and give them a voice.
With all the controversy surrounding the World Cup it was always likely that these street artists would try to convey public opinion on the tournament the only way they know how.
A Guardian article showing a selection of photographs is available through the picture.