Observations of an observer

While traveling in the Philippines, one of the most exciting emerging markets, earlier this year, I did an interview with Peeps Forum, a nascent blog for people interested in people. The story was the first to be posted on Peeps Forum when it launched earlier this week. In the interview I talk about my work as a visual ethnographer and how I’ve developed a methodology applicable in a business context. For instance, when international brands develop products for the booming middle-class in emerging markets, precise, ground-level information about culture, trends and aspirations is crucial in order to become relevant for these […]

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What is Ethnography

Ethnography in broad terms defines the scientific study and research that is done on human behavior. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at different types and usages of ethnography and finaly define “what is ethnography” There are distinctive features of a culture and various circumstances that form the basis of every social circle or ethnicity. Ethnography deals in obtaining a range of data on phenomenon using collective qualitative and analytical methods to study these features extensively. The basic idea behind ethnography is to use research and analysis to arrive at an informed decision about the mechanics of why […]

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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. […]

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Natalia, Recife, Brazil for BOX1824

‘The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their dreams and desires. This is a photograph of Natalia, Recife, Brazil for BOX1824 for Visual ethnography by Jacob Langvad Nilsson. […]

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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. […]

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The Brazilian Dream: Religion in São Paulo, Brazil

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (New Testament, Philippians 4:13)”. ‘The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their dreams and desires. […]

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