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Maré from the Inside Exhibit and Book Launch Event

Mare from the Inside Event Flyer

Exhibit and Book Launch

Monday September 27, 2021, 4.00-5.30 p.m.

Multipurpose Room 101 (Newman Library, Blacksburg)

Attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated. Masks required.

Maré 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 Maré, 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 Maré while exposing the barriers favela residents confront in their everyday lives.

SPEAKERS on September 27th

  • Henrique Gomes (cultural producer)
  • Antonello Veneri (photojournalist)
  • Max O. Stephenson Jr. (Virginia Tech)
  • Desiree Poets (Virginia Tech)
  • Andreza Jorge (Virginia Tech)
  • Diego de Jesus Santos (UT Austin, documentary filmmaker)
  • Nicholas Barnes (University of St. Andrews)
  • Stephanie Savell (Brown University)

View the Exhibit

Through September 2021 at Virginia Tech Newman Library, 1st and 2nd floors. 

Virtual Exhibit:

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Funding for this work generously provided by: 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.