The Carioca Fund organized the “My Photographic Rio” photo exhibit, which opened on Saturday, February 4th in Rio de Janeiro.  The exhibit showcases photographs taken by young residents from five communities where the Pacifying Police Units (Unidade de Policia Pacificadora – UPP) have established a presence: Morro dos Prazeres, Fogueteiro, Morro da Babilônia, Chapéu-Mangueira, and Morro da Providência.

The images are the result of the photo competition sponsored by LCM Commodities and organized by the Carioca Fund along with the photographers and teachers Gabriel Paiva, Mauricio Hora, and Charles Siqueira.  The competition was comprised of 34 young photographers between the ages of 13 and 24; the objective was to showcase the young residents’ perspectives of the city in which they live.

More than 200 people attended the exhibit. Among the guests were artists, photographers, art collectors, relatives and friends of the photographers, Carioca Fund’s volunteers, among others. Besides the photographs, the exhibit also showcases excerpts of interviews given by the young photographers to the Carioca Fund’s journalist Tatiane Lima.

The exhibit will be open to the public until March 10 at Largo das Artes, in downtown Rio de Janeiro.

The photo competition and the exhibit were sponsored by LCM Commodities and had the support of Vila Seca Assessoria de Arte, Estúdio Lupa, and Ateliê da Imagem.

More details:
Exhibit: February 7th – March 3rd, 2012
Largo das Artes Rua Luis de Camoes, 2 – Sobrado, Largo Sao Francisco, Centro, Rio de Janeiro.
Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm-6pm
Saturdays from 12pm-5pm
Admission is free