When ACE started working with Tony we envisioned using photography as a transformative tool, a tool to let children from favelas show the world what favelas truly are like, to help break negative stereotypes and open future opportunities for residents who are not hindered by these preconceptions. To this end Tony started working with the children to develop professional photography exhibitions highlighting mothers from the favela and what it means to be a mother in the favela.
"Our Photography project gives an artistic voice to those who have been silenced"
The amazing work Tony Barros does for our children shows them that they can photograph their communities and experiences and share them with the world.
In 2019, we exhibited their work globally: 3 exhibitions in France, 2 in Rio, 1 in London and another in Cork, Ireland. Up to this point, we have had well over 4000 people seeing these exhibitions. That means 4000 people have seen the talent and vision of our children, and gain an insight into the lives they lead.
Developing a cultural identity whilst living in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro is a complicated process. Establishing the areas where you culturally resonate is hard, when your life is governed by the pressures of work, safety and survival.Read More >
TeamArchie supports several charities across the world, creating an international community with a common goal - providing the tools for children to reach new heights.Read More >
The situation developing in Brazil is leaving the nation victim to the Covid-19 pandemic, with very few protective measures from the government.Read More >
The world has been turned upside down in the last 6 months.The rug has been pulled from beneath our feet, but thankfully, we found a few gems hiding beneath the fabric.Read More >
The favelas have always been misrepresented by mainstream media; in Brazil and across the world.Read More >
We have compiled an Annual Report for our followers to see exactly how last year panned out and what the future holds for ACE Projects and the people of Rio de Janeiro.Read More >
We felt it was imperative to show this VICE News Video to you so that you can more clearly understand the communities we work in, the struggles they face, and the work we are trying to do to help solve some of these problems.Read More >
We are sending our love from Brazil and keeping you up to speed with progress ACE Projects has been making as COVID restrictions lift around Rio de Janeiro.Read More >
The political system in Brazil is a Federal-State administration, meaning each state is autonomous but functions under the general rule of the federal body. Each state has a governor and a mayor of the main city but ultimately falls under the federal jurisdiction. So when an international crisis occurs...Read More >