Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation: Photo Essay

Costanera Gran Torre Santiago Chile
Costanera Gran Torre Santiago Chile

Additional photographs from the recent editorial commission “Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” for Nordea Invest. You can read the entire article on Nordea’s website.

Cityscape from Edificio Italia, São Paulo, Brazil
Cityscape from Edificio Italia, São Paulo, Brazil
Motoboy Company Brazil
Motoboy Company Brazil
Motoboy Company São Paulo Brazil
Motoboy Company São Paulo Brazil
Salon in Favela Paraisopolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Salon in Favela Paraisopolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Middle-class Family in Favela Heliopolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Middle-class Family in Favela Heliopolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Favela Heliopolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Favela Heliopolis, São Paulo, Brazil
Middle class family in Santiago de Chile
Middle class family in Santiago de Chile
Buenos Aires Cityscape
Buenos Aires Cityscape
Casa Bahia in Favela Paraisopolis, Brazil
Casa Bahia in Favela Paraisopolis, Brazil
Carlos Figueroa
Carlos Figueroa
Military in Santiago de Chile
Military in Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Costanera Gran Torre Santiago Chile
Costanera Gran Torre Santiago Chile

Tear Sheets from Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012 – Latin America

“Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” is a 14-page feature on the economic transformation in Latin America for Nordea Invest. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile to document life and development as seen from the perspective of the citizens living in these booming economies.

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation: Video Reportage

From economic crisis to booming growth lead by a new, large middle class, the countries of Latin America is undergoing an economic transformation. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Nordea Invest, to document what is hidden behind the impressive statistics. The result is this short video embedded below, a feature in Nordea Invest Magazine, in print and on a new iPad App, as well as a travel journal on Facebook. Spoiler: speak and texts available in Danish only.

Understanding The New Middle Class Consumer

What does a modern, informed teenager from São Paulo have in common with his New York counterpart? Probably more than with another teenager from his own country but from a smaller city like Manaus, the capital city of the state of Amazonas and Brazil’s seventh largest city. Ethnographic studies show that culture and consumer behavior across the world capitals are more comparable than within a country’s capital and its second- and third-tier cities. This does not suggest that the average, middle class teenager from Manaus has everything in common with another from a place like Hyderabad (India), Chongqing (China), or Krasnoyarsk (Russia). However, it does imply that they are all witnessing an incredible economic development of their countries, and together, with the rest of their generation, they are in fact the driving force behind it. (more…)

The Brazilian Dream: Visual Ethnography

Thiago in front of the community center Casa da Mulher (Women’s House) which also facilitates União Sampaio.’The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their dreams and desires.

'O Sonho Brasileiro' (The Brazilian Dream) - Visual ethnography by Jacob Langvad for BOX1824

The Brazilian Dream in São Paulo, Brazil

“Smile” (Sorria). Paulo is experimenting with public manifestations.’The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their dreams and desires.

'O Sonho Brasileiro' (The Brazilian Dream) - Visual ethnography by Jacob Langvad for BOX1824

The Brazilian Dream: Thiago in São Paulo, Brazil for BOX1824

Thiago Vinicius is part of the group that created the Community Bank Sampaio Union, at Jardim Maria Sampaio neighborhood, São Paulo, which provides micro-credit and prints its own currency, the “sampaio”. Watch this video from TEDxAmazônia. ‘The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their dreams and desires.

'O Sonho Brasileiro' (The Brazilian Dream) - Visual ethnography by Jacob Langvad for BOX1824