Topic: Rio de Janeiro

The panelists discussed how common depictions of the Complexo de Maré favela fail to adequately capture its cultural vibrancy.

Arts & Culture

Panel, exhibition depicts Brazilian favela life

March 7, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Images of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro tend to look alike. In a panel Tuesday, video journalist Nadia Sussman observed that the most common photographs of the favelas, or shantytowns, depict “red brick homes stacked on top of one another and hand-strung electrical wires.”