Until next Sunday (2nd), registration is open for the Fotografia e Bem Querer Workshop, organized by the Observatório de Favelas, through the Imagens do Povo Program. Classes will be taught by photographer João Roberto Ripper in six meetings at the NGO’s headquarters, located at Rua Teixeira Ribeiro, 535, Maré, in Rio de Janeiro.
The course, which aims to discuss documentary and humanist photography, has 20 places available and interested people must fill out the form found here. The result will be announced on April 6.
The meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays of April (11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th and 27th), from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and the selected people will learn some of the experiences that Ripper acquired in the profession about humanistic documentary photography. He also promises to address topics related to the history of photography, experiences with popular photographers and shared photography.
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Throughout the classes, images and professional trajectories of women photographers who collaborate with the practice of good will will also be analyzed and shared.
“There will be six meetings to talk about the history of documentary photography, breaking the unique story, well-wanting and countless women with fantastic work being protagonists. We will study photographers with very important works in the history of photography such as Cartier Bresson, Eudini Smith ,Gerda Taro, Vivian Maier, Alice Autman, Nair Benedicto and African photographers”, comments Ripper.
A documentary photographer, Ripper has worked as a photojournalist for Diário de Notícias, Último hora, O Globo, Agência F4 and Imagens da Terra. He was a director at the Association of Photographic and Cinematographic Reporters of RJ, at the Union of Journalists of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro and at the National Federation of Journalists.
He coordinated campaigns for mandatory photo credit and copyright contracts and is responsible for creating and implementing minimum price lists. In 2004, together with the Observatório de Favelas, he created the program Imagens do Povo.
About People’s Images
Imagens do Povo (IP) is a program for documentation and photographic research of the daily life of the peripheries, training and insertion of popular photographers in the job market. Founded in 2004 by Observatório de Favelas in partnership with the photographer, IP combines photographic technique with the promotion of rights and the democratization of communication.
The central objective is to create new representations of popular spaces, contributing to deconstruct the stigmas related to these territories. In addition, training, memory and dissemination are two fundamental axes.
The Observatório de Favelas, in turn, was created in 2001 as a civil society organization based in the Conjunto de Favelas da Maré, with national operations. It is dedicated to the production of knowledge and methodologies aimed at influencing public policies on favelas and promoting the right to the city.
Founded by researchers and professionals from popular spaces, its mission is to build experiences that contribute to overcoming inequalities and strengthening democracy from the affirmation of favelas and peripheries as territories of powers and rights. Currently, it develops programs and projects in five areas: Art and Territory, Communication, Right to Life and Public Safety, Education and Urban Policies.
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Mariana Pitasse
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