Brazil Prepares for the World Cup

I take my linking to an In Focus series quite seriously. They’re always amazing and it would be too easy (and borderline wrong) to just link to it every day. But today’s series—40 images of Brazil preparing for the World Cup—is outstanding, not just in image quality, but in the layout as well. The juxtaposition of glorious, gleaming architecture with soldiers preparing for end-of-the-world scenarios; of mega-fans with protestors; of douchebags and their homemade trophies and women and men working for a pittance has a structure and a narrative not unlike a well-written short story.