“MY PHOTOGRAPHIC RIO DE JANEIRO”

Opening: February 4th, 2012
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

For more information: www.largodasartes.com.br

“My Photographic Rio” 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.

The exhibit is sponsored by LCM Commodities and has the support of Vila Seca Assessoria de Arte, Ateliê da Imagem, and Estúdio Lupa.

About the Carioca Fund

The Carioca Fund, a BrazilFoundation initiative, mobilizes resources to train youth between the ages of 14-24 in technical and vocational programs so they can be competitive in the expanding job market in Rio de Janeiro.  Working with partner institutions, the Carioca Fund invests in local civil society organizations (CSOs) in Rio de Janeiro
that help young people complete their secondary education while preparing them for jobs in the formal economy.

For more information, please visit: www.brazilfoundation.org/fundocarioca