Business as Unusual:

A photographic journey through the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, by Dr Josiane Fernandes.​

Dr Josiane Fernandes’ research looks at how people living in extreme conditions overcome barriers and find motivation to shape the world around them.​

She travelled to Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha, to explore how micro-entrepreneurs engage in economic activity amidst stigmatisation, violence, and poverty.​ She found businesses keeping a market for tourism alive, using social media and digital technologies to remake and reshape the favela space for visitors.