Doormen in Copacabana
Project info

Doorman. A job that hardly exists anymore in Europe. No, not a hotel doorman or one in a residential neighborhood, but doorman in a plain apartment rental building, or better said a guard. This job, very common in Latin America, is even more so in Brazil.

Used to a constant feeling of insecurity the Brazilian middle class isolates itself in golden jails. Where some use a simple key or an electronic code at the entrance of their building they pay people to ensure that their door remains locked each time they pass through it.

Emblematic of the socio-economic situation of this country, the low-cost workforce multiplies service jobs like this one.

Locked behind bars, a desk, they wait...