19 August 2008

Making a Point

From "24 Hours in Pictures" today at The Guardian:

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The facades of houses in Providencia.
The pictures show inhabitants who have lost relatives in the
drug trafficking conflict
. Photograph © Antonio Lacerda/EPA.

So, someone ~ there is no story accompanying the photo as far as I can tell ~ is trying to make the favela and what happens to people there less anonymous, less invisible. I'd appreciate any information or context readers might supply about this.
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Update: Much thanks to Eric Etheridge (see comments) for providing this link to a story on this project and an interview with its creator over at lensculture.

Thanks too, to an anonymous commenter (see thread) for even more links and information.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Eric Etheridge said...

There's more about the photographer and the project here, including a link to an interview with him.

http://www.lensculture.com/webloglc/mt_files/archives/2008/08/jr.html

19 August, 2008 17:38  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanks Eric! I hope all is well. Jim

19 August, 2008 18:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,
This is part of French photographer JR's Women are Heroes project, apparently a collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières. Here's the video promo.

The project has already passed through Kenya, Southern Sudan, Sierra-Leone and Liberia, as well as the Brazilian favela the Guardian noticed, and it will move on through several countries in S and SE Asia over the next year. It's quite an itinerary, which makes me wonder how substantial the project's engagement with local communities really is. I'd love to hear more about process/context/reception - so much of what could be interesting or powerful about this project takes place outside the frame.

19 August, 2008 18:46  
Anonymous Claudio Versiani said...

Hi Jim,

take a look at this...

http://www.picturapixel.com/blog/?p=6766

And this...

http://www.picturapixel.com/blog/?p=6666

In this note there is a link for a Brazilian newspaper called O Estado de São Paulo. The article is about JR in Rio.

And there are two more links for JR in PicturaPixel
blog.

Thanks.

Best.

Claudio Versiani

19 August, 2008 21:26  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanks, Anon & Claudio! JJ

19 August, 2008 22:52  
Blogger claudio said...

Hi Jim,

it's my pleasure. Your wonderful blog is one of my references on the web.

Best,

Claudio.

21 August, 2008 04:54  

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