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Santa Rosa Boxing Club

Miguel Rio Branco captures life inside the walls of Rio de Janeiro's Santa Rosa Boxing Club in the early nineties

Miguel Rio Branco

Miguel Rio Branco Gym exercises at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Training at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Street kids love fight and have fun at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco The changing-room at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Girls doing gym exercises at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Gym exercises at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Training at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco The changing-room at the Academia Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco The changing-room at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco The Santa Rosa Boxing Club is also a second home for ex-prostitutes to chat with friends. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Academia Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco Girls doing gym exercises at the Santa Rosa Boxing Club; some of them are prostitutes. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos
Miguel Rio Branco The Santa Rosa Boxing Club. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1993. © Miguel Rio Branco | Magnum Photos

Produced in the early 90s, this photo-essay by Miguel Rio Branco goes inside the infamous Rio boxing club where former prostitutes, street kids and people of all backgrounds go to train.