In 'OLYMPIC FAVELA (Vai com Deus)'
I portray the people affected by forced evictions in Rio de Janeiros' favelas ahead
of the World Cup (2014) and 2016 Olympic Games.
'OLYMPIC FAVELA'is composed of two bodies of work: One is a series of portraits of residents in 14 of Rio de Janeiro's impoverished communities who are facing evictions from their homes. The other is a series of performative images - here I directed the favela residents to pose for me holding emergency flares to create a visual representation of their struggle and resistance while using a gesture that is also universally associated with liberation, independence and celebration.
Shown here is a selection of images and related research material of a larger body of work. For more images please contact me.
The book 'OLYMPIC FAVELA' was published by Damiani/DAP ARTbook in 2014.
For information about the book: www.olympicfavela.com.
OLYMPIC FAVELA is an ongoing project.
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