Injustices & Inequalities: Covid-19 – Edition 11

The current Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities and people who were already marginalised, discriminated, and at the throng of continuous injustices and inequalities. We are bringing together stories, investigations from around the world to highlight and advocate and create the important exposure to leverage and bring about positive changes.


In the 11th edition of the Journal on “Injustice & Inequalities: Covid-19”, we present the work of Guilherme
Bergamini which exposes some of the contradictory messages given by government officials.
At the start of the pandemic, Guilherme listed 27 countries cited in the news above published on March 3, 2020, He searched Google “Street View” at random and appropriated each photograph, covering the people in the image with red circles.
The monitoring carried out by the Federal Government is contradictory for what he observed in the actions taken by the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. What is at stake, as he understands it, are the lives of millions of Brazilians who survive each day with minimal wage or nothing, an unjustifiable and impractical social inequality.

Photo editor: Cinzia D’Ambrosi

STAY AT HOME IT’S NOT A WEAK FLU!

Photography and text by Guilherme Bergamini

Total deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil until June 2, 2021
                                        465.312 lives
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Searching the Internet about the new COVID-19 around the world, I saw the website of the Ministry of Health of Brazil. I came across a list of 27 countries that are being monitored by the Federal Government.
I listed these 27 countries cited in the news above published on March 3, 2020, I searched in Google “Street View” at random and appropriated each photograph, covering the people in the image with red circles.
This monitoring carried out by the Federal Government is contradictory for what I observe in the actions taken by the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. What is at stake, if he understands it, are the lives of millions of Brazilians who survive each day with minimal wage or nothing, an unjustifiable and impractical social inequality.
And in this conflict of vanities, interests and power, we can come to an unprecedented tragedy.
Never imagined that i would live an experience of pandemic and social confinement. From that I remember a passage from the inauguration speech of the President-elect of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, on January 1, 2019, in Brasília, in the Federal District, Brazil:

May God bless this great nation. Brazil above all. God above all. This is our flag, which will never be red. It will only be red if our blood is needed to keep it green and yellow.” – Part of the inauguration speech of the President-elect of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

©Guilherme Bergamini
©Guilherme Bergamini

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Biography

Reporter photographic and visual artist, Guilherme Bergamini is Brazilian and graduated in Journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. The works of the artist dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini participated in collective exhibitions in 44 countries.

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