Rafael Vilela

Photographer
   
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Nationality: Brazilian
Biography: vilelaovilela@gmail.com Rafael Vilela is an independent Brazilian photographer currently reporting on social injustice and the environmental crisis in his country. He was one of the founders of Midia NINJA , an initiative that today has more than... MORE
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Live talk with Bronx Documentary Center
rafael vilela
May 14, 2021
Location: New York City
Tomorrow I will participate in a live chat with the Bronx Documentary Center with Fotoevidence to present the CovidLatam photographic collective that I am part of, and our new book Red Flag, awarded at the World Press Photo Book Award.


Join journalist Alice Driver as she speaks with 10 members of the photojournalist collective COVID LATAM  about the book Red Flag, winner of the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. 

The event is organized in partnership with the Bronx Documentary Center.
In Latin America, coronavirus has laid bare extreme inequality in the region, and one symbol of that inequality is the red flag in Colombia. Impoverished Colombians hang a piece of red fabric outside their homes when they no longer have any food – it is a call for help and a reminder that many people live off what they earn from one day to the next and have no safety net. While some families can quarantine safely, others risk hunger and eviction if they stop working even for a day. Those who hang the red flag outside their homes depend on the generosity of others for survival.

Featuring photographers: Sebastian Gil Miranda, Fabiola Ferrero, Matilde Campodonico , Daniele Volpe, Gloriana Ximendaz, Ana Carolina Fernandez, Pablo Piovano, Rafael Vilela, Sara Wayra, Fred Ramo   of the COVID LatAm collective.
Please note: This event is free and will be in both Spanish and English. RSVP at the Bronx Documentary Center website.

The book Red Flag is available at FotoEvidence web site.

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