This paper aims to describe a psycho-social intervention with young students of the “Imagens do Povo – Escola de Fotógrafos Populares”, a photographer’s school, situated in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), in favela da Maré. Based on the theory of social representations, the work discuss about diversity on popular spaces of Rio de Janeiro City and the production of different views of favelas (slums), encompassing the common sense and the practical life-experience of young residents. The research intervention captured young people's views of favelas and how the reproduction of hegemonic representations associated with these areas affects participants’ experience as members of the school of photography in Favela da Maré. The training provided by the school was perceived by participants as a way to produce new images and ideas about this place. The results suggest photography has a broad potential as instrument of social transformation as it can present wide and plural perspectives of the reality.
|Translated title of the contribution||Views on the Favela: an intervention experience at School of Popular Photography in Maré|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Revista Psicologia: Teoria e Prática|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2013|
- Research Intervention
- Theory of Social Representation