01 March 2021

A Documentation of the Realities Inflicted by Inequality in Brazil

01 March 2021 - Written by PhMuseum

In a project spanning four years, young Brazilian photographer Francisco Proner looks to reveal how the economic crises, social unrest, and political turmoil continually plaguing his homeland are affecting its people.

Anomia, as a medical term, is a brain disorder that hampers remembrance. It is sometimes a symptom of a tumour. The French sociologist Emile Durkheim, in his study on suicide, rescues from ancient Greek the non-name, the unnamed - a / nomos.

Anomia arises when rules of conduct established as rules by society to achieve societal goals lose credibility and occur when individuals feel incited to violate norms. It is "a condition in which both social effectiveness and cultural morality of norms tend to zero". In the viscera of Brazilian inequality and in the difficulty of remembering our history, our origins, it begets the feeling of "what should not be named".

Words and Pictures by Francisco Proner.


Francisco Proner is a 20-year-old Brazilian photographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He started his career in 2016 and took part in many workshops and photojournalism festivals. Since 2017 he develops his personal project, Anomia, a long-term work, and has been published in Brazilian and international press. Find him on PHmuseum and Instagram.


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