Editorial

Life in one minute.

This past week, Folha de São Paulo, one of Plataforma’s partners, did the math and presented a number. After 100 days, since the first confirmed case of Covid-19, this disease was killing one person per minute in Brazil. These accounts could intersect with a more…
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Photojournalism and Plataforma: an essential dialogue

The image is, per se and nowadays, half way to reach an end. In Plataforma, that end is the novelty, the fact, the news. In Plataforma we do not neglect the image. That would never be possible in a multimedia project, where we highlight photography and video. And with the…
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Causes and contradictions

Being conservative does not indicate a political sector. It is a state of mind; traditional soul struggle against our future demon. Hence the expression “rasca generation”, called “without values”. The global revolt against the death of George Floyd, an…
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The rich tremble and the poor fall

Before the pandemic, the poor were poor. After the pandemic, the poor will become even poorer. Doubts? You should. Only a certification was missing. It was given this week by the President of the World Bank. According to this official, a world economy is facing “abysmal…
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Parallax error

And suddenly everything changes. The attention of the United States was turned abroad. The Chinese National People’s Assembly had just passed Hong Kong’s proposed national security law. Between threats to the end of the city’s special status and an…
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I can breathe

White eating black. One and another time. White always eating black. António played checkers. All day long, the board at the top of the table. After lunch, the pieces to move. Lone player, lord of white and black. The digestive, the fierce battle and the right game. On that…
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Portuguese pavement debate

Last week, the Portuguese-language media reported that IAM intends to change the Calçada portuguesa in certain areas of Macau because of the slipping of the road and the improvement of the dewatering conditions. This news caused a heated discussion among netizens. Some…
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The Princess is no longer of the people

The public image was perfect. A beautiful African woman with a smile – between the attractive and the enigmatic – who opened all doors. In addition, he seemed to have an enormous capacity to guess good deals. A kind of “Princess Midas”, who discovered wealth…
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What helps?

‘What helps?’ Asked photographer Robert Adams in Why People Photograph, a book for all seasons. It referred to what helps artistic practice, the aspect of life conducive to creation. The question chased me during the quarantine, after seeing Teju Cole address it to his…