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by Cristina De Middel

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 humor, which seems to be a more intelligent way to look at things and that helps people becoming more curious.

ISBN: 978-8569557074
Publisher: Editora Madalena
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