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Sharkification is about the favelas and the Brazilian government’s strategy to attempt to control them during the soccer World Cup by involving armed units. It created a militarisation of the communities, where suddenly everybody becomes a suspect. The shark metaphor aims to explain the dynamics into place. “I used the comparison with a submarine world to imagine that the favelas are a coral reef where there are predators. …”

Signed by Cristina de Middel

  • Format: Hardbound
  • Publisher: Editora Madalena
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Pages: 174
  • Size: 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
  • ISBN: 9788569557074

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Cristina de Middel's new book Sharkification imagines the favelas of Brazil as a coral reef where the battle between the police and drug gangs can be seen as if sharks in pursuit of small fishes.


Sharkification is about the favelas and the Brazilian government’s strategy to attempt to control them during the soccer World Cup by involving armed units. It created a militarisation of the communities, where suddenly everybody becomes a suspect. The shark metaphor aims to explain the dynamics into place. “I used the comparison with a submarine world to imagine that the favelas are a coral reef where there are predators. …”

Signed by Cristina de Middel

  • Format: Hardbound
  • Publisher: Editora Madalena
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Pages: 174
  • Size: 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
  • ISBN: 9788569557074

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.