In Brazil, a project turns homeless people into photographers

The project Trecho 2.8 (Excerpt 2.8), an initiative of Instituto Brazis (Brazis Institute) in partnership with Instituto GENS, gathered a group of ten homeless people who have demonstrated the desire to learn photography and see their reality through new lenses – literally. This initiative is not meant for charity or some sort of palliative aid; on the contrary, they looked for really engaged people who wanted to turn it into a profession.

After interviewing potential candidates, the Institute selected the participants, who gathered in meetings over five months to discuss and practice shooting until they reached the final result: genuine portraits of the reality experienced by each of them.

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