João Roberto Ripper Barbosa Cordeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fellow Since 1995
This profile was prepared when João Roberto Ripper Barbosa Cordeiro was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
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.
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