The COMMON in movement by the images of Bira Carvalho
Images of popular spaces, such as the favelas and urban peripheries, which are usually marked by poverty stereotypes and violence stigmas – find their overcoming in the images of Bira Carvalho. With sensitivity and audacity, the author challenges lights, colors and angles to bring forward the COMMON as an inherent everyday of the favelas residents. Streets, squares, corners are in movements of gatherings, exchanges and livingness. A symphony whose music score is made out of work, games, religiosities, cultural practices and affection scenes. Altogether involving authors of the life in the favela (Maré). An universe of popular spaces gains representativeness in the very same favela! They are kids, adults and elderlies inventing plural coexistences. The COMMON as an experience turns the periphery into a reference for imaginations and practices of a transformative reconstruction of contemporariness.
Jorge Barbosa – Editor