19 April 2009

StopTB Workshop in Rio de Janeiro

Thanks to Gary Knight (Dispatches) and WHO, I got the privilege to do a workshop in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. We had to produce a slideshow for the StopTB Conference held over there at the end of March. With a group of 12 young Brazilian photographers from the a Photo School in Maré favela, we work for over a week at illustration the problem of TB in the poorest areas of Rio. Marizilda Cruppe, a photographer from O'Globo was my local assistant and did a great job. I finally had to introduce the work to a plenary session of the Conference. The 5 minute piece was very well received by the attendance, then Jim Nachtwey had a presentation of his work on XDR TB.

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