João Roberto Ripper Barbosa Cordeiro

Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1995
This description of João Roberto Ripper Barbosa Cordeiro's work was prepared when João Roberto Ripper Barbosa Cordeiro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Introduction
João Ripper, a photojournalist, is the author of over 25,000 photographs of the life and work of the Brazilian laborer. He is now creating the Brazilian Laborer's Documentation Center, which will not only act as an archive of visual documentation but will produce dossiers for syndicates, the press and NGO's on matters concerning the Brazilian worker and human rights in general.
The New Idea
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The Person

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