Mare from the Inside Exhibit and Book Launch
Mare from the Inside's 30 family portraits, 26 street photographs, 4 interviews with select photographed families, and 3 documentary films offer rarely captured views into the lives of residents in Complexo da Mare, a group of 16 contiguous favelas (informal working-class neighborhoods) in Rio de Janeiro. The exhibit and book demonstrate the diversity and creativity of the citizens of Mare while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives. Join the exhibition and book co-creators and co-curators for a roundtable.
Speakers include Henrique Gomes (Mare, cultural producer); Antonello Veneri (Brazil-based photo-journalist); Andreza Jorge (Mare and Virginia Tech); Diego de Jesus (documentary filmmaker); Stephanie Savell (Brown University); Nicholas Barnes (University of St Andrews, UK); Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech), Max Stephenson (Virginia Tech).
Attendees are encouraged to be vaccinated. Masks required.
Sponsors: Center for Humanities, CLAHS Departmental Diversity Grant and International Initiatives Small Grant, Department of Political Science, Institute for Policy and Governance, and Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.