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Picture a Favela

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Andre Diniz tells the extraordinary story of Mauricio Hora, who lives in one of the most dangerous slums (favelas) in Rio, Brazil. In spite of the odds, Hora has made a name for himself internationally as a photographer. We are led from his challenging childhood, living with his drug dealer father, up to the present day."
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Selfmadehero (first published April 27th 2011)
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antónio alves
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"Morro da Favela", escrita e desenhada por André Diniz, retrata as memórias do fotografo Maurício Hora, gerado e criado no Morro da Providência, (...) também conhecido como Morro da Favela, a primeira favela brasileira, nascida em 1897. É uma narrativa para se entender o dia a dia das favelas do Rio através do ponto de vista de um morador, que procurou na fotografia a sua identidade e acabou por fazer um registo que entrou para a história da cultura carioca."

Recebeu o PRÉMIO HQMIX 2012 (Brasil)
Przemek Skoczyński
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
"Favela w kadrze" to kapitalna opowieść o życiu w biednej dzielnicy na wzgórzu Favela (Rio). Całość, zrobiona w prześlicznej technice na wzór czarno-białych wycinanek, składa się na jeden z bardziej poruszających komiksów, jakie czytałem. Dosyć niszowe (jeszcze) wydawnictwo Mandioca stawia na nieznanych u nas autorów z Ameryki Południowej, a więc gratka spora. Czytałem, a w tle leciała świetna muzyka (wspomnianego zresztą w treści) Egberto Gismontiego. Poleca się.
Wilde Sky
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
A boy grows up in a ‘slum’ and becomes a photographer.

The story / biography was very powerful, but the graphics were confusing, which was a real shame as what was being reported needs to be heard / read by as wide an audience as possible.

The images at the end of the book were good.
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
Una rareza: biografía autorizada en historieta narrada en primera persona pero sin ghost-writing. Lindo, triste, duro como toda historia de favela, mensaje positivo, agridulce, ganas de cambiar el mundo y certeza de no poder hacerlo.

El dibujo se queda un poco atrás pero acompaña y compensa por la personalidad. El paralelismo con Cidade de Deus es inevitable pero más que nada por la similitud de las historias de los protagonistas (la vida en la villa, el uso de la fotografía, el paso del tiempo y
John-Paul Flintoff
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this quickly and very much appreciated the account of life in a Brazilian favela or slum. But the thing I liked best about this graphic novel was the style of illustration, which appears to be done entirely in black and white paper cuts.
Felipe Assis
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Acho q só quem tem raizes em favelas saberá o quanto esse livro é fiel, me causou varias lembranças de historias antigas... enfim. O traço lembra um pouco o da marjane satrapi, só q bem mais estilisado e "competente" e uma coisa interessante: ñ fazia ideia da relação entre a guerra de canudos e o morro da providência. Seria fantastico se alguns jornalistas se juntassem e fossem atrás dessas historias do surgimento de cada uma das nossas favelas e publicassem. pode ser q já tenha, mas desconheço.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Powerful!
I also enjoyed the photos at the end. One thing: the drawings are different and some people might not enjoy them.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muito bom!!!
Bem desenhado e com uma perspectiva diferente de um local tão famoso (pelos maus motivos)!!!
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
FA-VE-LA, Origin from Portuguese, Noun.
1. A Resilient desert vegetation from Brazil.
2. A Shantytown; a settlement of jerry built shacks lying on the outskirts or hillsides of a city.

Providencia Hill is behind the Central Do Railway Station in Rio De Janeiro.
It used to be called Favela Hill, a name that dated back to the Canudos War in the late 19th Century., when Government troops were sent to overthrow an uprising in Bahia. The soldiers made camp on a hill overlooking the village of rebel
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, comics

This is the biography of the photographer Maurício Hora, who was raised in Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro. Its nice to see this book translated to english, giving a real insight to the problems in the slums in Rio. André Dinizs style of illustration is also very uncommon.

"I grew increasingly aware that photography could be an important social weapon. This holds me back as a photographer, because Ive become part anthropologist, part historian and part social worker."
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
A breezy biography told in black-and-white paper cut-out style illustration about the life of a boy who lived and still lives in Rio de Janeiro's first favela. His is a story of first-hand danger, second-hand cameras, and third-world resilience.
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Muy buena e interesante historia del fotógrafo Maurício Hora y de la favela Morro da Providencia, sobresale la propuesta estética de Diniz.
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