Sharkification by Cristina de Middel

By Cristina de Middel

Editora Madalena
ISBN: 9788569557074
Place: São Paulo, Brazil, 2015
Size: 16 x 23 cm
Pages: 140
Hard cover



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Sharkification is about the “favelas” and the Brazilian government’s strategy to attempt to control them during the soccer World Cup by involving armed units. It created a militarisation of the communities, where suddenly everybody becomes a suspect. The shark metaphor aims to explain the dynamics into place. “I used the comparison with a submarine world to imagine that the favelas are a coral reef where there are predators…”  When most of the photojournalists keep trying to play with feelings, Cristina de Middel uses humour, which seems to be a more intelligent way to look at things and that helps people becoming more curious.


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