17/12/2018 Back
Evening Standard

Leticia Valverdes’ photographs of Brazilian Street Girls dressed up like starlets in faded, frivolous frocks are uncomplicatedly pretty until you consider the stories behind them. Forced to disguise themselves as boys to ensure their safety on the streets, the girls took a rare break from hiding their identities when Valverdes arrived with a mirror and dressing up box. Her series of gorgeous, powerful snaps, which she calls Invisible Lives, are wonderfully empowering and give a real insight into her subjects’ predicament.