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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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RODRIGUEZ, Andrea et al. Perspectives on the favela: an experience of intervention in Maré's School of Popular Photographers. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.3, pp. 107-117. ISSN 1516-3687.

This report aims to describe a psychosocial intervention with young students of the "Imagens do Povo - Escola de Fotógrafos Populares", a photographer's school, situated in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in favela da Maré. Based on the social representations theory, meetings stimulated the discussion about diversity and different views of the favela, encompassing the common sense and the practical life-experience in the favela. The issues of the intervention addressed the debate about the reproduction of hegemonic representations associated with these areas and to how the participants' experience of photography could produce new images and ideas about this place. The results suggest photography has a broad potential as instrument of social transformation insofar as it can present wide and plural perspectives of the reality.

Keywords : intervention; social representation; favela; photography; youth.

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