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Changing Rio

As Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second city with its 12 million inhabitants, is now preparing to welcome the Olympic Games this summer after hosting the World Cup two years ago, and whereas the country is suffering from a political crisis linked to an important corruption scandal, the photographer captures the transformation of the metropolis and its population within its diversity.

“For quite some time now, Rio has been the negative example of social inequality. Will this city of millions end up as a modernized and peaceful winner after the Olympic Games? Or will one only have memories of a big international event ? Will nothing have otherwise changed ?”

Rio est une ville en plein bouleversement. En vue des Jeux, il ne suffit pas de construire des installations sportives, il faut équiper toute la ville et tenter de rapprocher les 12 millions d’habitants de la mégalopole. Transformation de quartiers, pacification des favelas, rêve ou réalité?

Changing Rio_Michael von Graffenried

Le photographe Michael von Graffenried a posé, depuis deux ans, son regard sur Rio. Il le transmet dans un livre, Changing Rio, publié aux éditions Slatkine.

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Works

mvg_Rio_#12_favelaMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #12
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#14_Favela_groundMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #14
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#24_foot_equipeMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #24
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#25_kidsMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #25
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#28_PapageiMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #28
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#29__MilitarMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #29
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#30_favela_girlMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #30
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#32_men_paradeMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #32
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#33_Militar_scooterMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #33
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#34_NonnenMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #34
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#37_weddingMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #37
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#44_boys_girlsMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #44
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#45_viewMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #45
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#46_selfigirlsMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #46
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#52_NegroMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #52
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#57_blackgirlsMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #57
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#58_CarnevalMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #58
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#64_Polizia_relaxMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #64
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

mvg_Rio_#66_CrossingMichael von Graffenried, Changing Rio, 2014-2016, #66
Archival pigment print, 42 x 104 cm / 16,5 x 50 inches (edition of 7) or Lambda print 124,5 x 300 cm / 49 x 118 inches (edition of 3)

 

Media Coverage

RTS Sport-Première, Samedi 14.05.2016, 19h03
Changing Rio

Changing_rio_illustreL’Illustré 17, 2016 (PDF)

St_Galler_Tagblatt_imageSt.Galler Tagblatt, 06.05.2016

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