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Cristina De Middel
Sharkification - Limited Edition w/ Print

Photographs by Cristina de Middel

Design by Mariana Lara Resende

Editora Madalena, 2015

Edition of 100 copies with 150 x 200 mm print, hand-numbered and signed (out of print)

Hardcover

174 pp., color illustrated throughout

155 x 230 mm

ISBN 9-788569-557074

Item #2463

0.400 2463 Price on Request

Sharkification is about the "favelas" and the Brazilian government's strategy to attempt to control them during the soccer World Cup by involving armed units. It created a militarisation of the communities, where suddenly everybody becomes a suspect. The shark metaphor aims to explain the dynamics into place. "I used the comparison with a submarine world to imagine that the favelas are a coral reef where there are predators…"  When most of the photojournalists keep trying to play with feelings, Cristina de Middel uses humour, which seems to be a more intelligent way to look at things and that helps people becoming more curious.

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