In-side-out : photojournalists from community and mainstream media organisations in Brazil's favelas

Baroni, Alice (Maria) (2013) In-side-out : photojournalists from community and mainstream media organisations in Brazil's favelas. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

New media initiatives in Brazil's capital, Rio de Janeiro, are attempting to change mainstream ideas about favelas (poor districts) and their inhabitants. This thesis focuses on two of these initiatives that are being run by non-government organisations, Viva Favela and Imagens do Povo.

This study takes an ethnographic and discursive approach to investigating and comparing two categories of professional photographers to determine how their working practices contribute to empowering the people living in Brazil's favelas. While mainstream photojournalists mainly cover human rights abuses in the favelas, community photographers challenge stereotypes by presenting images of the favelas' everyday life.

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ID Code: 64746
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Romano, Angela & Burgess, Jean
Keywords: Brazil , Community media , Documentary photography, Favela, Habitus , Identity, Mainstream media , Photojournalism, Power-knowledge , Practice
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2013 02:29
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:55

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