FLAVIO FORNER Flavio Forner

Majored in Architecture and Urban Planning, Forner has been working as a freelance photographer for the last 15 years. He participated on long-term projects for the Estado de São Paulo and Folha de São Paulo newspapers, Rolling Stone magazine, BBC and Al Jazeera among other media outlets, in addition to environmental and humanitarian institutions such as the UN, ICMbio and the Red Cross. Interested on storytelling documentaries and photojournalism essays about contemporary global issues, Forner is a self-sufficient loner who likes to register issues that are sometimes overshadowed by those in the mainstream media.

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Doctor Constancia Ayres, a scientist ...
Recife
By Flavio Forner
25 Jan 2016

Doctor Constancia Ayres is an entomologist and lead research scientist at the Recife branch of Brazil’s foremost public-health research institute, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).

With a PHD in Biology, Dr Constancia Ayres is studying the Zika virus in mosquitoes and its transmission to humans. She published several research studies on the subject including “Identification of Zika virus vectors and implications for control”, in February 2016.

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Brazilian Families Affected by Zika i...
Recife
By Flavio Forner
26 Jan 2016

Photos of Brazilian families affected by the outbreak of the Zika virus in the city of Recife, in northeast Brazil, as mothers seek help for their babies born with microcephaly.

The Brazilian army is deployed on the streets of Recife in a door-to-door campaign in search of vestiges of Aedes mosquito larvae, responsible for spreading the Zika virus. The population receives instructions on how best to protect and prevent the emergence of mosquitoes in their homes.

The Zika virus, first detected about 40 years ago in Uganda, has long been seen as a less-painful cousin to Dengue and Chikunguya, which are spread by the same Aedes mosquito. Brazilian health authorities are convinced that microcephaly is related to the Zika virus when a pregnant woman is bitten by this insect. This rare condition known as microcephaly often results in mental retardation.

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Fearing a breakdown in the water supp...
redencao da serra, sao paulo
By Flavio Forner
06 Aug 2014

The dam Paraibuna reached on July 31 the worst rate of storage in its history, with working volume of 14.92%, according to information provided by ANA (National Water Agency).
With the volume of water in critical situation, ANA (National Water Agency) and the ONS (National Operator System) reduced by 20% flow from the dam this week.
Specialist in water resources, the geologist Edilson Andrade reported that, on average, flow from the dam last week ranged around 100-104 cubic meters per second.
In recent days, the flow fell to 80 cubic meters per second.
"To compensate for the increased flow of dam Jaguari from 10 to 42 cubic meters per seconds, according to data from the ANA, "said the expert. Responsible for 61% of the total volume of water stored in reservoirs in the Paraíba do Sul river basin, the dam Paraibuna can store 2,700 billion cubic meters. Jaguari, 800 billion cubic meters.
Jaguari The useful volume, which accounts for 18% of the total basin, is at 39.53%.
, the state government is studying interconnect Jaguari Atibainha the dam to bring water to the Cantareira System fueling Sao Paulo. Dam Santa Branca, also in RMVale is with 35.62% of its capacity.
"In the 2003 drought, Paraibuna recorded 25% of its capacity. Now the situation is worse, "said Edilson. Worrying. He said the situation is worrisome. however, Edilson assesses what it takes to wait for the next few months to check the volume of rainfall that will occur. "For this year, no problem . We have to see the amount of rain until November and November to March to see if the dams will recover, "he said. For the specialist, the ideal would be that companies sanitation, including Sabesp, develop campaigns to guide people to avoid waste. medicate He pointed out that other sanitation companies should take as a preventive to avoid future problems would invest more to prevent losses. "There are investments, but losses are still large." In evaluating the executive secretary of the Paraíba do Sul River Basin Committee Nazareno Mostarda, although the volume of the reservoirs are lower than normal for this time, there is no risk of problems for the water supply. Let's wait for the next few months to see the amount of rain, "he said. Sabesp see water waste São José dos Campos Sabesp reported that, despite the drought and low flow of water sources, the systems that supply the 24 cities in the region Paraíba Valley and Serra da Mantiqueira operate normally. "This company has done technical meetings, and monitoring of water sources periodically. Adopts, including measures to ensure supply, but it is critical that people save water and avoid waste in order to protect water resources, "the company said in a statement. According Sabesp, the average consumption in the region is 180 million gallons / day, corresponding to 180 liters per capita / day. According to the World Health Organization, 110 liters of water / day would be enough to meet the needs of each person.

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Football World Cup at the GACC Hospit...
So Jos dos Campos
By Flavio Forner
08 Jul 2014

A children’s leukemia ward in San Jose has turned itself into a World Cup haven with high-resolution screens, flags, and fan memorabilia.

The GACC (Grupo de Apoio Criança com Câncer) hospital invited the children and their parents to receive treatment during the Brazil games. The party atmosphere is helpful for the children and can put them at ease, as nurse Paula Oliveira says “Chemotherapy is a day on which the children suffer. They are afraid, during the six hours of treatment. We try and make the experience as normal and as happy as possible.”

During the game between Brazil and Comlumbia, six children between the ages of 3 and 9 wearing Brazil kits and wigs played happily and watched on with their parents as the host nation battled its way to a 2-1 victory.

“Viva Brazil” shouted Monica and Paula when Brazil’s first goal went in. “It’s a goal, it’s a goal, it’s a goal for Brazil!” joined in Guilherme and Ana. This kind of positivity is a vital part of the treatment, and can have effects as important as medicine.

Ana’s mother Emily Souza, 20, said, “The players are an inspiration to them, and the children are our inspiration.”

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Women's Goalball Team
São José dos Campos
By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

"Neymar is the skinny, not too loud and the ball," describes Edileuza Ribeiro, 50. "But like most of the Hulk." "And how is it," asks the reporter. "I do not know, he speaks little." The voice, the sound and narration are transformed into images on head Edileuza, blind since birth. But images that she never saw in life, hence the strength of the other senses, such as hearing, her overdeveloped. Imagination illuminates the darkness.
None of this prevents the player from Goalball hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, accompany the World Cup as any supporter. Incidentally, partying and humorous Edileuza meet other athletes of the team, with varying degrees of visual impairment, to accompany the national team in the World.
The games saw only a party, complete with snacks, juice and cake. The sofa placed right in front of the TV, with the loudest, is the stands of these women.
"I really like Galvão [Bueno]," confesses Edleuza. "People talk bad about him, but for those who can not see, he narrates every move and we feel the match." Maria Aparecida Marques (Cidinha), 41, began losing his sight at age 19 because of an infection. In 2009, I could not see anything. She also says "feel" games in Brazil in the World Cup: "I like the Cup. I have been watching all the games. The narration makes us wonder how the players are, where they are, what they do and the moves. "
Cidinha, as it is known, is a "boring", those that charge performance of the team, the judge swears and regrets the lost goal twisters. "We play with the team."
On Friday, the two friends and other players of the team Goalball gathered at home to watch Edileuza Brazil and Colombia. Theresa Silva, 38, who sees only light, found the "exciting" match and lamented the injury to Neymar, who is out of the tournament. "He is our playmaker. Must arise each other now. "
Yasmin Leite, 21, have low vision (sees the ends, without focusing) and account that has a great time with the World Cup games. The excitement also appears to her. "The narration makes us get into the mood of the game. Even without seeing it, we see a lot. "
"Post-graduate" in overcoming these women who do not see see further than many people with full vision. As Evelyn Grossi, 21, who has low vision, says difficulties have only one utility in life: "Serve to be overcome." Scolari, the secret to winning the game of Brazil soon, with Germany: overcoming!

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Ipanema Carnival
ipanema, rio de janeiro
By Flavio Forner
01 Mar 2014

The "Power of Justice" block filled the Santos Dumont square in Gávea, South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The party, led by costumed revelers superhero, began with a dance of children, as usual. According to organizers, gathered about 4000 people.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
16 Jan 2016

Joao Bezerra, 46, worker at Recife airport, and Nadja Gomes bezerra, 42, a telemarketing operator, with their daughter Alice, one of many Brazilians babies born in recent months with microcephaly: a skull that is smaller at birth than 32 cm.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
16 Jan 2016

Joao Bezerra, 46, luggage worker at Recife airport, holds his crying daughter Alice. She is one of many Brazilians babies born in recent months with microcephaly: a skull that is smaller at birth than 32 cm.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
16 Jan 2016

Nadja Gomes Bezerra, 42, a telemarketing operator baths her daughter Alice, one of many Brazilians babies born in recent months with microcephaly: a skull that is smaller at birth than 32 cm.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
16 Jan 2016

Joao Bezerra, 46, luggage worker at Recife airport, holds his daughter Alice, one of many Brazilian babies born in the recent months with microcephaly: a skull that is smaller at birth than 32 cm.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
16 Jan 2016

Jonathan Gomes Bezerra, a 14 year-old student, holds his sister Alice, one of many Brazilians babies born in the recent months with microcephaly: a skull that is smaller at birth than 32 cm.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
20 Jan 2016

Pregnant woman waits for consultation at a clinic in Recife, Brazil.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
20 Jan 2016

Mother holds her baby, born with microcephaly, waiting medical attention at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
19 Jan 2016

Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden measures Alice's skull. The 4 month-old baby was born with microcephaly. Alice's mother is Nadja Gomes Bezerra, 42, a telemarketing operator.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
19 Jan 2016

Nadja Gomes Bezerra, 42, a telemarketing operator, takes her 4 month-old daughter Alice to a medical consultation by Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden. Alice was born with microcephaly.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

Because of the mild symptoms of Zika virus, few people visit a doctor so the government does not know how many Brazilians are already infected. Pernambuco state is the leader with 33 percent probability of microcephaly. The regional government declared a state of emergency in last September.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

The mosquito Aedes aegypti spreads four different types of Dengue and Chikungunya, and now the Zika virus.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

Biologist Constancia Ayres from Fiocruz Research Institute in Recife, Brazil, where she studies the evolution of the mosquito since Africa. Across the country, scientists race against the clock to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. Other scientists from Africa and the US flew to Brazil to help.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

Biologist Constancia Ayres from Fiocruz Research Institute in Recife, Brazil, where she studies the evolution of the mosquito since Africa. Across the country, scientists race against the clock to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. Other scientists from Africa and the US flew to Brazil to help.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

The mosquito Aedes aegypti spreads four different types of Dengue and Chikungunya, and now the Zika virus.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

Biologist Constancia Ayres from Fiocruz Research Institute in Recife, Brazil. Across the country, scientists race against the clock to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. Other scientists from Africa and the US flew to Brazil to help.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

A Brazilian army soldier and Recife's Health Department worker talk to local resident to check for Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. The municipality in Recife wants to introduce penalties for its citizens who don't follow the instructions on preventing the spread of the Aedes aegypti. The city now gets the help of the Brazilian military in detecting mosquito outbreaks.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

A biologist works in a laboratory at Fiocruz Research Institute in Recife, Brazil. Across the country, scientists race against the clock to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. Other scientists from Africa and the US flew to Brazil to help.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

A Brazilian army soldier checking a house in Recife for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The municipality in Recife wants to introduce penalties for its citizens who don't follow the instructions on preventing the spread of the Aedes Aegypti. The city now gets the help of the Brazilian military in detecting mosquito outbreaks.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
18 Jan 2016

Recife's Health Department workers and soldiers from the Brazilian military work together in detecting mosquito outbreaks.The municipality in Recife wants to introduce penalties for its citizens who don't follow the instructions on preventing the spread of the mosquito Aedes aegypti.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
17 Jan 2016

Dr. Angela, infectious disease specialist at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, shows an image of the skull of a child with microcephaly.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
17 Jan 2016

Rafael, an official from Recife's Health Department at a meeting on actions to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, insect that spreads the Zika virus.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
17 Jan 2016

Erika Roque with her son Eric, born with microcephaly, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, where he receives physical therapy.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
17 Jan 2016

Nadja Gomes Bezerra, 42, a telemarketing operator with her 4 month-old daughter Alice, one of many Brazilians babies born in the recent months with microcephaly: a skull that is smaller at birth than 32 cm.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
17 Jan 2016

Mothers awaiting care in the waiting room at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife.

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Recife
By Flavio Forner
17 Jan 2016

Dr. Angela Rocha, 67, infectologist at the Oswaldo Cruz hospital in Recife, Pernambuco (Brazil).

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Guilherme Guatura, 6, having leukemia treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Mnica Daniela, 5, having leukemia treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Paula dos Santos, 5, having leukemia treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Paula dos Santos, 5, having treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Paula dos Santos, 5, having treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Leukemia treatment centre in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Paula dos Santos, 5, in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Yan Augusto Correa, 9, having leukemia treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

July 4, 2014
So Jos dos Campos, Brazil

Mnica Daniela, 5, having leukemia treatment in the hospital GACC (Grupo de Assistncia Criana com Cncer) during the world cup match between Brazil vs Colombia.

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By Flavio Forner
03 Jul 2014

Goalball players of the hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, Brazil July 4, 2014. XIBEIMAGE / Flavio Forner

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By Flavio Forner
03 Jul 2014

Edileuza Maria Ribeiro, 50, homemaker and athlete. Do not see anything since I was born. Goalball players of the hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, Brazil July 3, 2014. XIBEIMAGE / Flavio Forner

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By Flavio Forner
03 Jul 2014

Maria Aparecida Marques, 41, became blind in 2009. Edileuza Maria Ribeiro, 50, homemaker and athlete. Do not see anything since I was born. Yasmin Thais Leite Cardoso, 21, (blonde) have low vision. Goalball players of the hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, Brazil July 3, 2014. XIBEIMAGE / Flavio Forner

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By Flavio Forner
03 Jul 2014

Maria Aparecida Marques, 41, became blind in 2009. Goalball players of the hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, Brazil July 3, 2014. XIBEIMAGE / Flavio Forner

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By Flavio Forner
03 Jul 2014

Maria Aparecida Marques, 41, became blind in 2009. Goalball players of the hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, Brazil July 3, 2014. XIBEIMAGE / Flavio Forner

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By Flavio Forner
04 Jul 2014

Teresinha da Silva, 38, sees only shadows and lives with her son Vinicius Neves, 3 years. Edileuza Maria Ribeiro, 50, homemaker and athlete. Do not see anything since I was born. Evelyn Grossi, 21, have low vision (glasses). Maria Aparecida Marques, 41, became blind in 2009. Goalball players of the hospital and rehab Pró Visão in São José dos Campos, Brazil July 4, 2014. XIBEIMAGE / Flavio Forner